During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people were told not to come to work due to the coronavirus spreading. The purpose of so many businesses closing down was to flatten the curve. However, there were some businesses that were deemed essential that had to stay open (hospitals, fast food restaurants, grocery stores, etc.). These essential workers put forth so much effort to make everyone’s life as easy as possible during this pandemic. They worked hard to make sure that everyone got the things they needed and the health care services they needed, as well.
Giving Back to the Community
The Gables of Pocatello II, wanted to find a way to show essential workers how much we appreciated all the hard work and effort they have put forth throughout this pandemic. It was important for us to give back to the community, especially when times are tough. Our care facility decided to host a Hot Dog Drive Through for all the essential workers.
Our Gables Assisted Living facility roasted hot dogs and gave them out for free, along with soda, chips, and popsicles. Essential workers drove up through our drive-through hot dog stand and got a free lunch.
Always Caring About Others
It is important that we give back to others and show them we care, especially during the tough times in life, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential workers, especially during this pandemic, need a break. They need to get out and take a breather every now and again. Even though there aren’t many places open at this time to go and hang out, we thought it would be nice to give essential workers the option to do something unique and fun.
The essential workers didn’t have to pay for anything. They didn’t have to make their own food. They got to come to the drive-through hot dog stand and get served, just like they have been serving everyone else throughout this pandemic.
Doing Even More
It is the hope that Gables Assisted Living will be able to do even more for the community. In addition, we have hopes to offer a summer kick-off party in June, that our residents will be able to participate in. While this is going to be based on what is going on in the area and how the coronavirus curve is at that point, we still want to be prepared to do what we can for our residents and the community.
The drive-through hot dog stand was exciting and fun. It was our way of giving back to the community and we are so glad we were able to do this for all the essential workers who came out to our stand.
*photo credit Deanna Coffin Local News 8