Local Auto Repair Cos. Help Other Local Businesses in Need during COVID Crisis

Neighborhood of Automotive Repair Professionals

The Neighborhood of Automotive Repair Professionals (NARPRO) is launching a new community involvement program to help small businesses across the Valley during the COVID-19 crisis. “COVID MAD” stands for a Community of Valiant Individuals Determined to Make a Difference.

As small business owners, we at NARPRO understand the value of community, especially at this time when social distancing is necessary,” said Glen Hayward, Owner of Goodworks Auto Repair. “That’s why we developed the COVID MAD program, to support other small businesses like ourselves. We want to turn our emotions of anger and fear into something positive and to encourage a ‘pay-it-forward mentality’ for individuals and other local businesses.”

The COVID MAD program incorporates several components. Each week, beginning in April, NARPRO will honor a select Community Partner in Need. This is an opportunity to give back to a small business that has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These businesses can include any locally-owned small business that has been forced to alter the way it does business. Organizations will be chosen from an online submittal process. Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. Applications are available at https://narpro.com/covid-mad/

Once the beneficiary is determined, individual NARPRO shops will buy five (5) $50 gift cards from the chosen community partner. The gift cards will be distributed to random NARPRO customers each day of the week. The chosen business will also be promoted on the NARPRO Facebook page throughout the week for increased exposure of their company.

Lastly, five (5) additional $50 gift cards will be donated by NARPRO to first responders to spread additional goodwill throughout the community. A total of $500 in gift cards will be purchased from the local community partner.

“We have faith that the global pandemic will end and we will be able to get back to business and a safer way of life, but in the meantime, we hope to be an inspiration to other business owners during this uncomfortable time.” added Hayward.

As an essential business, each of the 13 Valley NARPRO shops will remain open during this harrowing time in our nation’s history. NARPRO repair shops have worked diligently to assure policies and procedures are in place to prioritize the health of customers and employees. NARPRO owners understand that as community members trying to adjust to the new norm, it is essential that people and businesses have working vehicles to keep supplies moving and to ensure essential employees get safely to and from work. NARPRO owners also understand customers are a little less stressed knowing their vehicles are operational in case they need food and supplies or medical attention.

For more information about NARPRO or the COVID MAD Program, visit www.NARPRO.com

NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests of their certifications, customer service, performance, facilities management and auto repair standards record of service to the community.

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