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COVID-19 Update

Thank you for keeping in contact as we continue to navigate the negative consequences caused by COVID-19 and beyond.  We continue to monitor the new information as it is made available and recognize that these plans may change.  We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate these times together.

  1. Habitat for Humanity administrative offices will remain closed to the public except by appointment. Office staff are accessible over the phone by calling 508-799-9259 or by email at office@habitatmwgw.org.
  2. Volunteer update: Given the current climate, our volunteer programs are limited. At this time, we are welcoming back our repeat regular volunteers.  These volunteers have been previously oriented, trained and have worked with us on consistent basis during the past 12-24 months.  If you are an individual who is able to make a long-term consistent commitment to volunteering at either our ReStore or out on our construction site, 1:1 virtual orientation can be scheduled.  Participation in the virtual orientation is required.  All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.  Please contact Molly Pietrantonio, Volunteer Program Manager, for more information volunteer@habitatmwgw.org.
  3. Construction is active at two sites currently, inviting 2-4 volunteers at each site. At one site, the work has been mostly indoors and space is limited, therefore 2 volunteers are onsite to allow for social distancing.  At a second site, the work is outdoors and 4 volunteers are allowed, providing for social distancing.  All build sites will continue with COVID work procedures: daily health check, use of PPE (e.g. mask, gloves and eye protection), social distancing and no sharing of food/drink. All volunteers are required to pre-register with the volunteer coordinator, walk-ons cannot be accepted.
  4. Both the Ashland and Worcester ReStores are open to the public for both donations and sales.  Please visit the ReStore website for hours of operations and donation drop off days and times: www.letsrestore.org.  We ask customers to maintain social distancing while shopping, abide by the marked spacing while waiting to checkout, and to wear face masks while shopping if they are medically able to do so.  Our associates and regular volunteers are also following social distancing guidelines and wearing face masks.  Our staff and volunteers are also not able to help carry items to cars due to the current guidelines.  We ask that you bring help when purchasing items.

    We are also cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces.  Donations are being disinfected and wiped down before being placed on the sales floor.  The ReStores have welcomed back a small handful of its repeat regular volunteers to allow for 3 volunteers per shift Tuesday-Saturday.  Staff and volunteers must complete a health check when coming onsite.  While onsite, the use of PPE (e.g. masks, eye protection and gloves) will be required.

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester complies with the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.

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