Local business gives back to the community
As many in the community find themselves working fewer hours due to COVID-19 restrictions, health care workers and first responders have seen an increase in their workload. With this situation in mind, Old Dominion Insurance Services showed their appreciation for health care workers by teaming up with local restaurant The Pod to provide lunches for all 77 employees at Gretna Health and Rehabilitation Center. Co-owner Kimberly Ragland says, “Eerie Insurance agencies are getting one thousand dollars to support local restaurants, health care workers, and first responders.”
They chose Gretna Health and Rehab nursing home center as the recipient of their support because of all they do for—and in—the community. Ragland says they “teamed up with Kate Farmer at The Pod,” and she was able to support them and help them with everything they needed.
Gretna Health and Rehab employees indicated how much they appreciated the gesture and enjoyed the food. One employee said it was thoughtful and unexpected.
The Pod has had several individuals donate lunches, but Old Dominion Insurance Services was the first corporate entity that they worked with on donations. Shortly after this, the local State Farm office contacted The Pod to donate lunches to the essential employees at Carter Bank & Trust.
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