Auto Repair Shop Bringing Business to Restaurants
To Feed Healthcare Workers
Alexandria, VA – Craftsman Auto Care has teamed up with local restaurants to provide meals for overworked healthcare workers. The “Feed a Hero” campaign was launched yesterday and has already raised over $2K. Spearheaded by Matt Curry, owner of Craftsman Auto Care, their goal is to enable local Entrepreneurs and Restauranteurs do do what they do best - create a solution for exhausted healthcare workers and to keep small businesses operating.
100% of ALL proceeds collected on the GoFundme account are going DIRECTLY to help feed and deliver, nutritional, individually wrapped lunches and dinners. Orders are placed at local restaurants to provide work and pay for their staff and are then delivered by Craftsman employees and volunteers to healthcare teams that are in need of a morale booster. “It’s a win-win for both industries that are feeling overwhelmed by the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic” said Matt Curry. To date, over 250 meals have been provided.
Matt’s sister is an ER nurse and was delighted with the lunch sent to her team this weekend. “It was a big morale booster and provided much needed nutrition to keep our team going” said Kathy Blanford, RN. Matt then reached out to several friends who run restaurants in the area. With challenges of keeping a kitchen operating with social distancing and the mandated closure of eat-in areas, the restaurants were thrilled to join the effort and provide some work for their employees. The Harbour Grille in Woodbridge and Brock’s Riverside Grill in Fredericksburg, The Amphora Group in Herndon, 29 Diner in Fairfax and Ciao Osteria in Centreville are all participating.
Team Craftsman Auto Care will continue to use their resources to help assist in any way they can. You can help out by ordering food from the participating restaurants, spreading the word about the campaign or making a donation by visiting the Feed a Hero gofundme page.