The Food Bank of Northern Nevada passed out food to hundreds of families in Cold Springs on April 15, 2020. Reno Gazette Journal
There is always good news during hard times, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been doing our best to provide uplifting stories during this now month-long fight against the coronavirus in our community, and there is no shortage of good deeds.
We’ve seen restaurants and businesses donate countless meals to first responders and children in need; we’ve seen inspiring chalk messages on the sidewalk; we’ve seen artists creatively bring joy to the community.
The kindness keeps on coming.
If you or someone you know has committed an act of kindness, let us know by emailing reporter Jenny Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s your weekly RGJ kindness report:
Rooms for truckers
The Courtyard by Marriott Reno is showing their appreciation to the trucking industry for their continued service by offering truck drivers complimentary rooms. Truck drivers can take advantage of the day hours only service that includes a shower and time for a much needed and deserved rest.
As the Courtyard by Marriott Reno has a number of traveling physicians and nurses staying with them, they have offered a deeply discounted seven-day rate for healthcare workers who wish to isolate away from home.
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Oil changes for medical providers
CoAuto car maintenance shop is giving free oil changes and full car health reports to local health care providers.
“We appreciate everything you’re out there doing, risking your lives to save ours,” said Vinnie Lucido, co-owner of the shop.
The shop prioritizes giving back in the community often and is known for planting trees for every oil change in honor of Earth Day and annually giving a car to a community veteran.
Matching need with help
A local Facebook group, Wash-oe Hands, recently put together a page that matches people in need of specific help with specific people who can offer that help.
The page has recently featured a single mom with three children who lost her job, an immunocompromised pregnant woman in need of a mask and a maid business also in need of masks.
For those who want to share help or share resources, can visit the “I Can Help” page at WashoeHands.com.
Jenny Kane covers arts and culture in Northern Nevada, as well as the dynamic relationship between the state and the growing Burning Man community. She also covers the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry (Check out her podcast, the Potcast, on iTunes.) Support her work in Reno by subscribing to RGJ.com right here.
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