With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. For many states, and countries all around the world, shelter in place” is the practice being used to flatten the curve and save countless lives. From the very beginning, Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity has complied with recommendations from the CDC as well as orders from Governor Tony Evers to ensure our work environment remains safe for employees, volunteers, and customers alike.
Both of our ReStore locations will be open for business beginning Friday, May 15th. We will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Due to current mandates at the state level, certain restrictions will still be in place until further notice. We ask that social distancing recommendations are obeyed and that no more than one person per household be in the store at any given times. Both stores are still being cleaned with disinfectant recommended by the CDC, and the safety of our staff and patrons remains our number one priority. We ask that if you feel sick, please stay home and shop using our online storefront, which will remain live as an alternative to in-person shopping. Because of the increased risk that comes with receiving donations, our donation centers will remain closed and reopen at a later date. We cannot accept drop-ins until further notice.
We are deeply concerned about the impact COVID-19 will have on the families we serve. Now, more than ever, it is important to raise the funds necessary to build and repair homes and hope for the hardworking individuals and families that need a stable, safe and decent place to live. Although the measures we have taken are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 into our communities, it will significantly inhibit progress we wanted to make on building and repairing homes this year.
When addressing these difficult times, Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford shared the following message: "May those of us who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember the most vulnerable. May we who settle in for quarantine at home remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country, let us choose love."
If you are able, we hope you will consider making a donation so that we may continue to build homes at a time when home and the sense of safety and security matter more than ever. All of us at Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers-our homeowners, volunteers, supporters, and the entire community.
Q. How can I visit the online shop?
A. Click here to be sent directly to our online shop or you can always visit our home page and select the “Online ReStore E-Store” button underneath the "RESTORES” menu.
Q. Can I order online and pick-up my order at your ReStores?
A. Yes! After you check out, a member of our ReStore staff will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a day that you can pick up your order. Due to social distancing rules, we ask that you remain in your car while we bring your order out to you. If you purchase a larger item, be sure that you bring necessary help to load it into your vehicle, as ReStore staff will be unable to assist. Thank you for understanding.
Q. Where do you ship?
A. We do not offer shipping options for our online store, all orders must be picked up at our respective stores.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept payments through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can still checkout using the Pay with Debit or Credit Card option on the PayPal prompt.
Q. What if there is an item that I want that you don’t have listed?
A. Check back often, we will be continually updating our storefront with a variety of items. Only items listed on the storefront are listed for sale.
Q. I ordered items from the St. Croix Falls ReStore, but in my confirmation email the pickup address is listed as your Spooner location; do I have to pick up my items there?
A. No; through our website it is only possible for us to setup one store location for in-person pickup. Items marked under the St. Croix Falls category are available for pickup in St. Croix Falls, so please select carefully.