( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) Chris and Robin Mohns, Owners of Midas Franchises in Annapolis, Maryland, Provide Free Service for Frontline Medical Workers
ENSPIRE Contributor: Lucas Raskin
How long could you manage without cars? The vast majority of Americans are seriously dependent on personal motor vehicles for their livelihoods. The COVID-19 pandemic has layered a new sense of urgency onto this. Lives hang in the balance of frontline medical workers’ ability to get to work. Thankfully, good deeds are being done by average citizens and small businesses to service the vehicles of essential workers, ensuring that they can get to where they need to be.
Since June 1st, Annapolis-local Midas owners Chris and Robin Mohns, have been working on the cars of Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC employees) free of charge, providing concierge service and oil changes. The concierge pack includes gloves, a seat cover, steering wheel cover, floor mat, and either disinfectant spray or wipes per CDC health guidelines. The Midas is also offering 20% off their next service, continuing to help their community’s frontline medical workers safely get to work.
The Mohns team has so far serviced over 40 frontline workers at their 2 locations across Anne Arundel County (1915 West St. and 8158 Ritchie Hwy), helping to flatten the county’s curve. According to the Anne County Arundel County Department of Health, the county, which has dealt with approximately 6,250 total COVID-19 cases, has been fluctuating around 50 new cases daily for the month of July.
Midas, an automotive service chain with over 2,000 shops across 13 countries, has been no stranger to community action. Just this May, ENSPIRE interviewed Midas of Richmond owner Mark Smith, who was awarding acts of kindness with free oil changes throughout June with the hashtag #MORGoodDeeds.
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If you or a loved one are one of the 6000+ AAMC employees, these free services are available until August 31st upon presenting a company flyer. Small gestures cause a domino effect and go a long way towards bringing an end to the powerlessness and uncertainty COVID-19 has brought on across America. Waiting for Capitol Hill is not the only way to empower change and resilience against the pandemic; local community action is essential. A simple show of appreciation for first responders can go a long way towards bringing a stronger and safer world out of 2020.