Mercy House Continues to Serve Harrisonburg Area

Thrift Store and Shelter Weathering the Storm of Covid-19

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Photo by Mercy House

Mercy House, located at 1005 S High St in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a local hotspot for thrifters and bargain hunters alike.

Zachary Rogers, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – While Covid-19 continues to affect many small businesses, one local thrift shop thrives in the wake of the pandemic. 

Mercy House, located at 1005 S. High Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has seen a large influx of donations and patrons in the midst of the pandemic according to the store manager Michael DelBiondo.

“We have seen an increase in volume of donations since the start of the pandemic,” said DelBiondo. 

Junior Morgan Pangle has shopped at Mercy House since 2018 and has continued to shop there during the pandemic.

I still go to Mercy House because of their low prices and good quality products,” said Pangle. 

Along with their thrift store, Mercy House also operates a homeless shelter. DelBiondo stated that they will “continue to accept donations as much as possible to support the homeless shelter.” 

As the pandemic continues, with no foreseen end in sight, the Mercy House staff is still optimistic about the future of the store and the local community.