At our company, and at our Albany Terminal, community is the heart of all we do. In ordinary – and extraordinary – times, this approach grounds us. As our community reacts to COVID-19, we wanted to share some of the ways we are responding locally.
Our Albany terminal continues to operate, but with enhanced social distancing and sanitization to keep our employees, customers and partners safe. We are staying in close coordination with local and state officials so that we ensure we can get critical backup fuel to hospitals, first responders, and other emergency personnel.
We also want to do our part to help the South End community in this time. Every week we are coordinating with the Albany Housing Authority, United Way and many other local organizations on how we can help.
We’ve also donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Albany to help support their relief and response efforts.
We are also pitching in to volunteer where we can, helping families and students get through this challenging time. We heard that Ezra Prentice families needed dinner. Last weekend we worked with local restaurants in Albany and purchased meals for about 60 families at Ezra Prentice.
Our local elementary school Giffen Elementary has started a meal delivery program, bringing breakfast and lunch to Giffen families. Our employees are volunteering to deliver meals to these families.
We know these are small steps, but we are committed to continuing this work and getting through this as a community.