Teammates Spring Into Action Responding To Covid-19

April 15th, 2020 by

Our world is facing many challenges, but Hendrick Automotive Group is proving that every challenge is an opportunity to win. From market-wide campaigns to individual efforts, our teammates immediately saw the need to get involved and care for their communities in a variety of ways. See below for examples from across the country of how our people are responding, and rising, to the current challenge:


Hero Appreciation

Across multiple markets, health care workers and first responders can receive a free vehicle disinfectant service with the promo code “HERO” as a thank you for their dedication to keeping us safe.


Health Care Worker Appreciation

Honda of Concord in North Carolina showed their appreciation for health care workers and support staff at the local hospital. They posted encouraging signs at entrances and the dealership offered a free oil change and multi-point inspection for those in the medical industry.


Recycle Hendrick Apparel to Stay Safe

Clinton Wong, a master certified service advisor at Hendrick BMW Kansas City South, and his wife found a creative way to reuse outdated apparel to help those on the front lines. They fashioned their own sewing patterns to turn Hendrick Automotive Group cotton shirts into face masks, collecting apparel from teammates to make a large batch of masks to donate to their church to use during volunteer work.

The dealership’s general manager Nick Karras shared these kind words about the project:

“I want to congratulate the Wong family for being so creative, but more importantly kind during these times. This is what our company is all about: giving back. Just as Mr. Hendrick has done with us so many times, especially now when our families need it the most.

Clinton and family, thank you for sharing and thank you for helping so many people. What a great use of material, time and most of all – your heart!”


New Services from Teammates at Hendrick Honda of Charleston

Dealerships are still open as essential businesses, and teammates are working together to keep staff and customers safe. Several employees with sewing skills got to work to make face masks for the dealership, and also shared them with customers who requested. You can find approved patterns and instructions for making your own face masks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.


Turning A Hobby into A Mission

Randy Ryan from Hendrick Honda Easley (South Carolina) and Hendrick Honda Hickory (North Carolina) has long been involved with Synergy Mill, a maker space where hobbyists can share ideas and equipment such as 3D printers for personal projects. When Synergy Mill joined an international co-op to create face shield kits for health agencies in need, Randy was quick to get involved and share the resource with others. Hobbyists around the world can download plans and create parts with 3D printers, and ship them to Synergy Mill to be disinfected, assembled into kits and distributed to those in need.


You can find out more and download plans from 3DforCovid here.


How have you used a challenge as an opportunity to bring your best?