International Falls, Minn. – Good Samaritan caregivers received a gift in April from a local gas station to keep them moving through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After reading a letter from the city’s mayor, the owner of Koerter’s Fuel donated $1,000 in gasoline to our employees in International Falls,” says Michael Deuth, regional vice president for the Good Samaritan. “Pretty cool stuff.”
The letter, sent by Mayor Harley M. Droba on April 9, began: “We all have had our lives dramatically changed in the last few weeks. None more so than the residents, staff, and members of the Good Samaritan Center.” The facility is under strict visitor restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matt Koerbitz of Koerter’s Fuel took up the mayor’s suggestion. He announced his plan to give away the fuel via the business’s Facebook page. It took off quickly; the goal was met within the first day.
“This generous gift was a welcome surprise,” says Wade Peterson, executive director and interim leader of Good Samaritan – International Falls. “It helped Society employees get to and from work during a time when we need them most.”
Thank you, Koerter’s Fuel, for supporting the Society’s front line employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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