Goodwill reopens in South Texas

Posted at 5:41 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 20:19:23-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With Governor Greg Abbott giving the go-ahead for the reopening of many businesses, bargain hunters will be able to get back into the swing of things when Goodwill thrift stores reopen this weekend across the region.

Although Goodwill is only reopening 4 of their 19 stores in South Texas, they are excited to get back to doing what they consider essential: finding jobs for people looking for work.
“Here in Corpus Christi we are opening Flour Bluff, Annaville, and our Staples and Saratoga location and, as well as, 8 other locations across the Coastal Bend,” said Vice President of Marketing & Fund Development Marjorie Boudreaux.

Extra precautions to protect employees and visitors are being taken, per guidelines from state health officials.

“We are prepping for social distancing. We are reminding our staff that they need to wash their hands often, and we need to sanitize the high touch areas as frequently as possible. The goal is to keep our Coastal Bend safe,” said Boudreaux.

This weekend Goodwill was also busy with cleaning up items people had dumped during the time the business was closed during the quarantine.

“It was a big undertaking for us to be able to clean up these sites. We are fortunate that we are opening this weekend and that we can receive those donations, and we are looking forward to the public giving us their donations,” said Boudreaux.

A non-contact donation procedure has been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, clothing donations will be quarantined up to 72 hours, and the stores have been thoroughly disinfected as new safety measures were launched.