AAA Honors Frontline Workers with Gift Baskets

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – In an effort to keep R.I health care workers healthy and safe, AAA Northeast delivered 230 baskets with nutritious snacks and 2300 free AAA memberships, to cap off National Nurses Week.

A AAA vehicle displayed a “thank you to our healthcare workers” to eleven Care New England and Lifespan facilities.

The effort was sponsored by AAA Northeast’s Information Technology department.

AAA vice president Bill Dziura partnered with the Miriam Hospital nutrition expert, Dr Mary Flynn, an associate professor at Brown University to launch the effort.

The baskets, designed for grab-and-go convenience, produced a varied list of nutrient-rich snacks and enabled nurses and health care workers to quickly access them for their long shifts caring for patients.

Destinations included Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s, Women’s & Infants, CNE Medical Group, Kent County, VNA, The Providence Center, The Miriam Hospital, Butler, Bradley, and Newport Hospital.

Each basket also contained 10 free AAA memberships.

“Nurses are there when we need them, and AAA wants to be there when they need us,” says John Galvin, President and CEO of AAA Northeast. “These first responders help and serve as a way of life, and we want them to have the peace of mind to know AAA will be there if they need roadside assistance.”

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