Like many other stores, Goodwill Thrift Shops were hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but stores in the region have reopened.
Marvin Jones, CEO of Goodwill of South Central Ohio, says the federal payroll protection program was a lifesaver for Goodwill.
Goodwill of South Central Ohio covers the eight county region with thrift stores in Ross, Fayette, Pickaway, Pike, Jackson, Vinton, Hocking and Athens. A new store in Chillicothe makes two in Ross County. The Shawnee Square location will move to Zane Plaza later this summer.
Goodwill also offers Ross County residents help with things like yard work and other chores through their new Handy Helpers program, piloting locally with the help of the Landrum Grant from Pioneer Center.
Listen to our full-length interview with Marvin Jones on our podcast link found below...