Businesses in SWFL, nationwide support frontline workers of pandemic

Reporter: Taylor Smith Writer: Jack Lowenstein
Credit: WINK News.

Companies are giving back to the workers on the front lines of the pandemic. We are #GulfshoreStrong, and companies all over are stepping up to protect nurses, doctors and their families. And they’re not stopping there. They are helping them make ends meet too.

Companies from around the world to those in Southwest Florida are all trying to do what they can to help our first responders and hospital workers.

FK Your diet in Fort Myers is among local businesses filling up our heroes’ bellies. For weeks the restaurant has been delivering home cooked meals to hospitals and first responders.

And Storytellers Creative Arts volunteers in Naples have been Sewing handmade masks for nurses and doctors.

Porsche Naples says it will fog and disinfect cars for free for first responders and those on the front lines.

“We all still feel a little at risk, so what this does is releases a chemical inside the car,” said Jeffrey Holocombe, the service manager at Porche Naples. “And we cover all surfaces that are frequently touched. It kills any virus.”

Nationwide, businesses are also doing their part. AT&T announced three months of free wireless service for frontline nurses and physicians on the first net network, giving them one less bill right now to worry about.

And Disney parks may be closed, but they have been hard at work as well donating 150,000 rain ponchos to hospitals in need. This helps protect their clothing and frees up gowns when needed.

All these businesses are at work for those responding to the pandemic because they want to show gratitude.

“We just want to say thank you to those frontline medical workers and first repsonders,” said. “Without them, we wouldn’t be able to stay open. It’s a tremendous job they are doing.”

There are many other places that are helping out our heroes. If you know of one, send us the information to

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