FreedomCar's Coronavirus Update 4/15/20
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dear *|FNAME|*,

We are told it’s an ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Personally, I love the expression, whether or not it’s Chinese, ancient, or a curse (all three are in dispute). I love it because it reminds us that we’re small, and not in control of most of what we imagine ourselves to control. Also, because it reminds us that there is opportunity in tragedy, growth in privation, goodness in despair.

FreedomCar is about mobility, and none of you can move much right now. We get it, and we want you to stay safe.

Most FreedomCar staff are home safe and sound, enjoying the benefits of being actual employees, not subcontractors, in that they receive unemployment insurance payments and we continue to contribute to their health insurance. We are not, nor will we ever be, part of the “gig economy,” and I’ve never been so proud of that as I am today. When the time comes to move about the country again, these folks are ready and waiting to do the job for you they’ve always done, though perhaps we’ll all be doing it with a greater sense of gratitude and a keener knowledge of good public health practices.

Things will never be the same, and there’s a lot that’s good in that. We’re finding ways to help.

Frontline healthcare providers continue to soldier forth every day into immediate personal danger, perhaps to take care of you or me or someone we know. They need support. We have the ability to give it.

The Josie King Foundation has created a bag lunch program that is delivering hundreds of meals to area hospitals. Their challenge? Getting these lunches, many hundreds of them now, to the many hospitals that have signed on.

As part of the JKF’s mission is to help local businesses, they asked us to participate on a paid basis. We agreed to do it, but only if JKF allowed us to donate our services. We’re all in this together, right? 

If you’d like to contribute to this effort, please see the following link. $10 buys a lunch for a healthcare worker. It costs the Josie King Foundation closer to $13 to do this, so if you’d like to donate more, please do so.


In the meantime, it is our honor and privilege to play a role in helping to make this happen, just as it is to play a role in your travel needs during normal times.

Stay well, everyone. We’re here for you, if you need us, when you need us.

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