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Williamsburg dealership taking action to help run errands during pandemic

Posted at 1:19 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 18:09:55-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Running errands isn’t as easy as it used to be, especially for people who are high-risk.

That’s where a Virginia dealership is hoping they can help.

Carter Myers Automotive created a helpline for people in the communities they serve, which includes CMA's Williamsburg Ford.

Employees have done everything from delivering groceries, to picking up prescriptions, to getting school supplies for kids.

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“We had an elderly woman who broke her readers and asked if we could pick up a new set of readers for her, and so we delivered those to her home," said CMA CEO and President Liza Burches.

They’re also helping nonprofits by doing things like delivering food for Meals on Wheels and setting up a blood drive in one of their showrooms.

Burches says although they’re still open, they’re not as busy as they normally are, so they want to put that extra time to good use.

"I think mentally, right now a lot of us feel a bit stuck. We’re in our homes a lot. We don’t feel like we’re able to contribute as much as we would typically want to in the world, and so we’ve got associates at work who just aren’t as busy, and I think they would much rather be out there donating time than just standing around. So, we hope that we’ll get a few more calls and anybody that we can help, we’re going to do our best to see if we can fulfill that need," said Borches.

If you need help with an errand that you're unable to do yourself, you can call their helpline at (434) 220-8885.

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