When an older woman in Charlottesville, Va., had her groceries delivered by Carter Myers Automotive CEO Liza Borches, she said it was the first time she had seen a smiling face in more than 10 days. Borches was more than happy to deliver the food and a smile.
"It was just a nice, small thing we could do but it made a huge difference to her," Borches told Automotive News.
The Virginia-based dealership group, which has 15 stores serving five markets, has a temporary help line that offers grocery, pharmacy and essential-errand deliveries to community members. It has been used by individuals and nonprofit organizations that need volunteers.
When deciding how to help the local communities, Borches said it was simple: "We have people, we have cars and we have time."
The help-line phone number is listed on the Carter Myers Automotive social media channels, and the group is running a TV commercial to inform the public of the initiative. Team members are donating their time and vehicles to help Meals on Wheels in all five of Carter Myers Automotive's markets.