May 26, 2020 3:45 a.m.
In the KQEN Business Spotlight:
Heartwood ReSources reopened last week.
The local non-profit retail location for recycled building materials is operated by NeighborWorks Umpqua.
A release said after being closed due to the COVID-19 situation since March 24th, customers can now enter and shop inside the building, as well as donate materials. Federal and state guidelines will be followed to enable safe shopping for customers, according to the release.
Merten Bangemann-Johnson, Chief Executive Officer for NeighborWorks Umpqua said “the health of our customers and staff is paramount as we adjust how we will do business in the foreseeable future”.
During the closure, NeighborWorks Umpqua was able to ensure all Heartwood staff remained employed. Customer facing jobs were shifted to support other parts of the organization, such as some employees providing maintenance and landscaping work for NWU-owned low-income housing.
For more information about Heartwood ReSources, go to www.heartwoodresources.org.