Effective: March 18, 2020

This week the White House and the CDC released new guidelines to help protect Americans during the global COVID-19 pandemic, including the clear recommendation to “avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.” Given that guidance, and our organization’s strong commitment to public health and safety, we are immediately enacting the following updates to the operation of Wilkes Habitat for Humanity’s affordable shelter ministry:

The Wilkesboro and Jonesville ReStores are temporarily closed, and donation pickups and drop-offs will also be halted during this closure.
All volunteering and other public events are temporarily on hold.
Our program offices are temporarily closed to outside visitors, including program partners.
All team members who are able to work remotely from their homes are permitted to do so.

We firmly believe that these measures are necessary to safeguard our wonderful volunteers, donors, current and future homeowners, and staff members, who are all so very important to us.

Together as a community, we know that our collective actions today will allow us to emerge on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic as a stronger community, more ready and committed than ever to creating access to affordable shelter for all of the people in Wilkes County and beyond.

Our team, in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity International, is monitoring the situation and will continually update our plans as new information and public health directives become available.

These changes will be in effect until we receive official notice that it is safe to return to normal operations.

Please be in touch if you have any questions or concerns. We love you all – stay safe out there!

In service,

The Staff of Wilkes Habitat for Humanity

Office: 336-838-3044 ext 2
Wilkesboro ReStore: 336-838-3044 ext 1
Jonesville ReStore: 336-536-4663