BERLIN — Two local businesses have combined their resources to give back to the healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wayne Roberts, owner of Premier Limousine, said that he was looking at ways to help the community since business had slowed in the wake of the pandemic. Roberts got in touch with George J. Bikakis of Central Pizza and they came up with a plan to support local essential workers.
“George said he was willing to donate five pizzas a day to local retirement homes and people like that,” Roberts said. “We also want to deliver five or so pizzas to New Britain General Hospital for Nurse’s Week.”
Pizzas are provided by Central Pizza and are delivered by Premier in one of their stretch limousines.
“We try to stick together with our Berlin partners,” said Roberts. “George is the one who does all of the hard work.”
Bikakis said that when Roberts reached out to him the decision to join forces was a no-brainer.
“I thought it would be foolish of us to not give back to our community and our customers who have been supporting us all these years,” he said. “Especially our nurses and our nursing homes.”
So far Premier Limousine and Central Pizza have delivered pizzas to Jefferson House of Newington, Cassena Care at New Britain and Ledgecrest Health Care Center and Worthington Manor, both in Berlin.