Tuesday, 05 May 2020 19:37

More Stories of Dealers Caring for Community in COVID-19

Written by Jason Unrau, CBT Automotive Network


“Our schools have helped to feed breakfast and lunch to countless children with food insecurities, and now with the closing of schools, there’s an added pressure for families to find funds for meals,” said Johnson. “This certainly is not the fault of the children that our schools are closed, so we wanted to help.”


“You can never give too much when it’s for the right thing!” said Johnson. “I hope other business owners can find it within their business to help those in need. Thanks to Hickory Public Schools for allowing us the opportunity to help the students.”


Compassionate Donation of Tablets by Lafayette Dealers


In hospitals currently, visitors are restricted even for end-of-life patients. Families aren’t able to visit the sick due to COVID-19.


Grant Gernhardt, general manager at Defouw Chevrolet and BMW Lafayette in Lousiana, has found a meaningful way to provide a connection between patients and families.


Gernhardt has donated 10 tablets to Franciscan Health Lafayette East, so families can interact with their loved ones in the hospital. The tablets are used for those with COVID-19 and other non-related illnesses alike.


It’s especially important for critically ill patients, but also for those with a deep sense of loneliness or isolation.


"A lot of family members aren’t able to come to the hospital. Which is terrible,” said Gernhardt. “Especially if a patient has a diagnosis that is a grave diagnosis and they may not make it. It’s the only way they can connect with a family member.


“In times like this we realize what’s most important and it’s family and friends and taking care of our community.”


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