When a record-breaking heat wave hit Southern Oregon, Goodwill closed its attended donation trailers in Medford and Grants Pass when afternoon temperatures soared to around 110 degrees on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 3.
KDRV Newswatch 12 reported on the weather-related closures on Aug. 2 during the 5 p.m. broadcast. They also included a helpful reminder that it is illegal to dump items at Goodwill when the donation sites are closed.
A reporter visited Goodwill on Aug. 3 to interview Director of Marketing and Community Relations Julie Fletcher about how Goodwill protects its employees during extreme weather. This segment aired during the 4:30 p.m. broadcast.
This clip from the same visit aired during the 6 p.m. show.
The Mail Tribune also wrote a brief to let online readers know about the afternoon closures of the attended donation centers.