It has been so encouraging learning that while many businesses in our community are feeling the impact of COVID-19, they are still finding ways to collaborate and give back to the community. We could not be more proud to be a member of the Mentor, Willoughby Western Lake County, Eastern Lake County, and Chardon Chambers of commerce and be associated with all of the hard working, generous and creative companies that make up the chambers.
This Friday, we are spotlighting Eastern Lake County Chamber member, Morse Van Lines. The company is working to launch a meal assistance program for children in Fairport Harbor for families in need.
Morse Van Lines, LLC
Morse Van Lines is a family owned company with over 50 years of experience in the moving industry. The company offers a variety of moving services with delivery worldwide. Beyond providing reliable moving services, quality employees, and the proper equipment for your move, Pam Morse, owner of Morse Van Lines, and her staff place a great priority towards giving back to the community. So when COVID-19 presented itself, Morse Van Lines did not hesitate to jump in and help with the efforts.
After hearing of a program called “Free Grab and Go Lunch,” it became Pam’s mission to get the initiative going in Fairport Harbor. The program was launched in April by Willowick Councilman Mike Zurich and provides one meal and a brown bagged lunch for children and families in need in Willowick.
“We are hoping to start it within the next two weeks and run it through the summer.” Pam explained. “We are excited to be working with St. Anthony’s Parish in Fairport Harbor along with the Village of Fairport Harbor, Fairport Harbor Heritage Foundation and Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District.” Morse Van Lines aims to get local restaurants involved, as well as, having local celebrity chefs to raise funds and awareness of the program. The company hopes to repeat the success of the Free Grab and Go program that Willowick had in Fairport Harbor.
Stories like this inspire us at D&S Automotive and go to show that help and generosity can start with anyone, no matter how big or small the idea is. We’ve truly enjoyed learning about how local businesses are thinking outside of the box, and helping others by writing these local business spotlights. We hope that, even after COVID-19 is in the past, businesses continue to challenge their thinking, and to find new ways to be an asset to the communities we serve.
You can read about all of the businesses we have featured throughout the last few weeks by going to our blog.
As for D&S, we are open and operating under adjusted hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F.
Here are the actions we are taking:
- We are sanitizing all vehicles before and after each repair. Our employees are paying special attention to touch points such as keys, seats, steering wheels, door handles, and shift knobs.
- We are offering complimentary pick up and drop off of vehicles so you do not need to leave your home. Employees picking up and dropping off vehicles are required to wear gloves and a face covering.
- You can get a repair estimate from home by using our online estimate tool.
- We will work with you in terms of payment over the phone or any other precautions to ensure as little contact as possible.
- We are cleaning our facilities frequently with sanitizing products.
- We are taking precautions to ensure the welfare of our employees. This includes instructing employees who feel ill to stay home and consult their healthcare providers, as well as, instructing all employees to be vigilant about frequent and proper hand washing.
- If you feel sick, please visit our Collision Centers at a future date, stay home and seek advice from your health care provider.