This is the latest email we received from one of the large grocery chains. China has the Western world in a dizzy; socially, politically, financially, and economically. Who would have ever thought two months ago toilet paper would be so valued?
‘These remain challenging times and with the situation evolving, I’d like to share what … is doing to support our customers, team members and the community.
Helping you get access to what you need
We’ve been working hard to keep our shelves stocked and Delivery and Pick up windows available. However, as you are no doubt aware, demand is still very high and products are being bought more quickly than usual when they arrive in store.
To help everyone access the essential things they need, limits are now in place on toilet paper, wipes, paper towels, serviettes, rice and some other items.
It also, unfortunately, means that toilet paper won’t be available for Pick up orders for the time being, but our team will be happy to see if toilet paper is available in store when you come in to pick up your order.
Our toilet paper suppliers continue to work on meeting increased demand, and we’re working with some suppliers to prioritise the production of smaller pack sizes, so we can make more packs available to you this week.
We’re actively helping seniors in our community
We’ve now partnered with Meals On Wheels to begin the delivery of toilet paper directly to seniors in need. The first deliveries were made in NSW today and we’re doing what we can to expand this service in the weeks to come.
Our stores are being cleaned more than usual
As a food retailer, we already have very high standards of cleaning and hygiene in place. However, as a precautionary measure and out of care for everyone’s wellbeing, we’ve added an extra 4 hours of proactive deep cleaning in each Supermarket every day.
Keeping you updated if there is a case in one of our stores
If one of our customers or team members is confirmed with COVID-19, we’ll let you know in that store. We continue to take advice from the Department of Health to make sure we’re taking all the necessary steps to ensure ongoing safety, including additional detailed cleaning in store where necessary.
Looking after our team members
This week we announced a number of extra ways we’re supporting our teams during this time. This includes making sure we look after anyone impacted by the outbreak, whether they are full-time, part-time or casual. We will, of course, keep our focus on our team members as the situation changes.
In the meantime, I’d like to thank you for your continued patience and for showing respect and support for our team as they work hard to support you and our local communities.’
If you have time read these verses. Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. 3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. 4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. 8 ¶ And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. 10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. 12 ¶ And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
Christian believers will not be on earth when these verses occur but the world is unknowingly preparing politically for these events. Are you prepared not to be here?