BIG RAPIDS — While many residents find themselves stuck at home during the "stay home, stay safe" executive order recently signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, some may begin spring cleaning early this year. However, many donation facilities have recently closed their doors.

"With the State of Michigan Stay Home/Stay Safe order, we will be temporarily closed March 24 - April 13," officials stated on Goodwill's website.

During this time, Goodwill employees encourage residents to hold onto all their donations, as the donation drive-thrus will not be accepting any new items until April 14 at the earliest.

"Although it is these items that fuel our mission, we are not able to process them until we reopen," officials continued. "Please do not leave any items at our doors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

Salvation Army also is not accepting new donations until April, according to their Facebook page, and offices are temporarily closed.

"Ensuring the safety of those who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services, along with the safety of staff and volunteers, is of utmost priority," officials stated in a news release March 16. "We are closely tracking progress through the Center for Disease Control reporting and distributing prevention guidance to all staff, employees, volunteers and program participants on proper hygiene and prevention."

Though The Salvation Army is not currently accepting new donations at their business, their website, centralusa.salvationarmy.org/bigrapids, is accepting financial donations to help support their food pantries.

"In this time of crisis, you can help The Salvation Army help those affected by COVID-19," officials stated on their website. "We are already there for the most vulnerable in our community. Those whose wages are gone, those who need food, those who have no place to call home, and so many others who desperately need help and hope.

"We recognize this may be a frightening and uncertain time for many. Part of our response plan always includes emotional and spiritual support. We are here for anyone needing encouragement or prayer. The Salvation Army remains strong in our faith and resolve to trust the Lord with the future. Thank you for helping us 'do the most good.'"