By Briley Gargis
WARSAW — In a unique distribution program during the pandemic, Wildman distributed PPE at the JB Furniture parking lot Friday for frontline workers and first responders.
During this time of uncertainty and fear, acts of kindness are being seen throughout the community and the entire country — from food banks to businesses giving back to communities that give so much to them.
The distribution event took place from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 15.
First responders received a gift including a reusable bag with COVID-19 protection items for frontline workers. Wildman distributed 500 care packages on a first-come, first-served basis.
A small team of family, friends and workers of the Wildman Business Group joined together to pack and help distribute the packages through a drive-up service in the JB Furniture parking lot. This was all done with a smile behind the mask, and generous hearts.
The Wildman Business Group’s CEO, Josh Wildman, was there to help as well. He said the company’s core value is giving back and he wanted to be part of that.
“We want to do one of these for the community every month. Maybe not the same format, but we want to be able to get out and serve our community,” Wildman said.
“If someone is in need, we will help them. We intended for this to be for just first responders, but we want to be able to help out anyone who is in need,” Wildman added.
A drive-up event like this was too small for Wildman’s manufacturing facility located on State Road 15. JB Furniture was gracious enough to allow them to utilize their large parking lot. Various police cars arrived around the time InkFreeNews was there, along with a large number of healthcare workers.