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How AAA Employees Are Delivering Goodwill to Communities

Charitable activities and community involvement have been amplified during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thanks healthcare workers

David Hughes, center, and Matt Zebracki, second from right, of AAA Northeast, with staff at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Wayne, N.J.

The employees at AAA Northeast have never wavered in their commitment to community involvement. And that’s especially true during the COVID-19 crisis.

The organization’s most recent community activities included shows of support for healthcare workers but it certainly didn’t end there.

In New Jersey. AAA employees delivered snack kits and thank-you messages to two medical centers in June. Employees in New York brought essential snacks and encouragement to several medical facilities on Long Island, in Cooperstown and Utica that same month. These charitable activities started with a tribute to Rhode Island healthcare workers in May. Read the story.

Long Island Health Workers Tribute

Top right: Brian Crossley and Matt Zebracki get ready to drop off snack boxes to hospital staff on Long Island as one of the many community-involvement activities undertaken by employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Above right: a nurse at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., speaks at a news conference.

Goodwill Reassignments

AAA Northeast provided community-involvement opportunities to employees who had been displaced from their regular jobs during the pandemic, dedicating more than 800 work hours to charitable activities.

“We had many community-involvement efforts in response to COVID-19. We provided opportunities for employees to give back to the community and implemented many out-of-the-box ideas. The aim was to aid our employees, our members and our communities during this unprecedented time,” said Karen Diehl, AAA Northeast employee programs manager.

In Connecticut, roadside technicians participated in charitable activities to help essential workers. They spent their shifts bringing gowns and PPE materials to local hospitals and fire stations.

Charitable activities in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Clockwise from top left: Victor DeLuca in New Jersey and Kelsey Scott in Massachusetts deliver for their respective Meals on Wheels local chapters; Janet Brown donates blood in Utica, N.Y.; employees volunteer at Island Harvest on Long Island.

The organization also provided much-needed support to Meals on Wheels programs in many communities, delivering food and conducting wellness checks throughout the pandemic. Watch an interview about community involvement with the Rhode Island chapter here.

Other Charitable Activities

Some employees organized their own community involvement activities. In New York, several employees worked with Island Harvest and Team Rubicon to sort and package meal boxes for families in need on Long Island, and others organized support for blood drives.

Even as many of our employees return to their regular positions, their charitable activities have become an ongoing endeavor.

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