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CARSTAR La Habra Provides Food for 150 Frontline Staff at Providence St. Jude Medical Center

By April 14, 2021June 30th, 2021Owner Spotlight

CARSTAR La Habra Provides Food for 150 Frontline Staff at Providence St. Jude Medical Center

As a thank you to frontline workers, CARSTAR La Habra provided food for 150 staff at Providence St. Jude, while also supporting a local bakery.

“We wanted to try and do something for our local healthcare workers and once we started investigating ways to give back, we realized we could also help support a local business if we donated a meal,” says Dennis Truong, owner, CARSTAR La Habra. “Our goal became clear afterwards, to provide a meal for every staff member – with food from a wonderful local restaurant.”

Dennis decided to purchase meals from Lee’s Sandwiches, a locally owned bakery. Lee’s Sandwiches also joined into the contribution, providing a discount because the meal was for La Habra frontline healthcare workers.

“This kind and thoughtful offer was very much appreciated by the caregivers, and we thank CARSTAR for thinking of us,” says Brian Helleland, Chief Executive, Providence St. Jude Medical Center. “During this challenging time, we’ve been comforted, encouraged, and humbled by the outpouring of generosity and support from our community.”

Established over 60 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Providence St. Jude has grown into one of the state’s most respected and technologically advanced hospitals.

“The employees at Providence St. Jude never skipped a beat throughout this pandemic, so it was important for us to thank them for their hard work throughout this challenging year,” says Dennis. “We’re deeply involved in fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, so we know how much care, assistance and support some patients need and how hard these healthcare heroes work.”

CARSTAR La Habra has hosted charity car wash fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, surprised customers by paying for their repairs, donated a car to a family in need through the NABC Recycled Rides program and sponsors local organizations throughout the La Habra community.

“As a local business owner, I see it as part of my responsibility to give back to the community we serve, so we were grateful to make this happen,” comments Dennis.

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