The energy company BP has announced that it is giving health care workers and first responders a break on an upcoming fuel purchase.
“Our local first responders, doctors, nurses and hospital workers are the heart of our local communities, they are on the frontlines each day to ensure our loved ones and our communities are taken care of,” the company said on its website.
“Join us in supporting your local first responder, doctor, nurse or hospital worker to provide them with a 50 cents off per gallon discount to use on their next fill up at BP and Amoco stations,” it said in asking citizens to let those on the front lines of the coronavirus response know about the offer.
“Thank you for being on the front lines and keeping our communities healthy and safe. We are honored to be supporting you and helping you get where you need to go,” the company said. “Thank you for your dedication and support in serving our local communities.”
To our local heroes, first responders, doctors, nurses & hospital workers, thank you for being on the front lines & keeping our communities safe. We are honored to support you by providing fuel discounts. Limited discount codes available: https://t.co/rqjwm0WIDK #InThisTogether pic.twitter.com/3PS0wPA3ZV
— BP America (@BP_America) April 6, 2020
BP’s website outlines the steps needed to verify health care worker or first responder status. The company will be giving out discount codes until the end of April.
Workers can download the codes no more than twice and have to use the discount by June 30.
BP’s offer is among the many efforts that companies are making efforts to salute health care workers during America’s battle with the coronavirus.
Thank you to the healthcare workers and first responders working tirelessly to keep our communities safe. ?
Inspired by the generosity of our partners (employees), we are offering all front-line responders a free tall brewed coffee at participating stores in the US. pic.twitter.com/e7Z8aRCtMt
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) March 26, 2020
Hey healthcare pros! You all are incredible. ? As a sweet #THANKYOU for all you’re doing, we’ve got FREE dozens for you on #Mondays from #NationalDoctorsDay 3/30 through #NationalNursesWeek 5/11. ? Click here for all info https://t.co/RnOiPjwFDO! #KrispyKreme
— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) March 25, 2020
Now and always, we need to take care of each other. Sending love to you, #CrocNation ? And sending free shoes to our frontline heroes in healthcare. Visit https://t.co/xNp6I2aRd8 to request your pair. #CrocsCares pic.twitter.com/G4fyLe0kQq
— Crocs Shoes (@Crocs) March 25, 2020
Trump said health care workers are “like warriors.”
“They were going into Elmhurst Hospital, which has been tragic — right near where I grew up, in Queens — going in. And the people in buildings … I mean, they’re the rockstars. They’re warriors. Nurses, doctors, first responders, what they’re going through. And they don’t even know what’s going to happen,” the president said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, agreed, saying, “I don’t think people can really fully appreciate the extraordinary effort of these people. I mean, it’s amazing.”
Fauci recalled that his medical training took place in New York City at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
“And yet, as we knew epidemiologically that there was very little risk — there was a small risk, but very little risk of getting infected from a patient,” he said. “To see now what these brave warriors are doing in the hospitals, not only giving lifesaving treatment to people but every single day putting themselves at risk for themselves and their family — I just think that the American public owe a phenomenal debt of gratitude for these people.”
THANK YOU BP! A REAL CLASS ACT! ??⚕️??♂️??????
— William Petraglia (@PetragliaBill) April 6, 2020
Fauci said the American people “should just salute them at every — every way you can.”
“You know, when we were at war — at the height of the war in Afghanistan, in Iraq — when you’re at an airport and you’d see somebody with a uniform come by, everybody would do that,” he said, clapping his hands. “I think that’s what we should do when we see health care workers. Just applaud them.”
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