Porsche Cars Canada Ltd. is extending its roadside assistance services program to include hundreds of thousands front-line workers in Ontario hospitals.
The luxury brand says the program is aimed at 250,000 doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists, until May 31.
“The world is experiencing one of the worst public health crises in its history and we are happy to offer a gesture to keep the valuable frontline workers moving as safely as possible,” Porsche Cars Canada Ltd. CEO Marc Ouayoun said in a statement. “We recognize their tremendous contributions and feel that assisting in transportation issues during this time while they work towards the safety and wellbeing of Ontarians is our way to contribute to the greater good.”
Individuals phoning 1-800-PORSCHE are required to identify themselves by presenting their Ontario hospital-issued identification between April 15 and May 31.
Towing, battery jump-start, flat tire assistance and emergency fuel delivery are all part of the services available through the Porsche Roadside Assistance Program.
The owners of any vehicle brand which isn’t already covered by roadside assistance qualify for the program.
Porsche Cars Canada spokesman Patrick St. Pierre explained why the offer is only valid in one province.
“Ontario having the highest population, we wanted to have the greatest potential impact,” he said in an email to Automotive News Canada. “Additionally, Ontario is home to Porsche’s headquarters and we felt like supporting the healthcare workers in the province was our way to contribute locally and say ‘thank you’ for their tireless efforts.”