Volkswagen in Canada and the United States is offering pickup and delivery essential supplies in areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the United States, Volkswagen Group said on Monday it would give financial assistance to its U.S. dealers who wish to use their loaner fleet to do the work.
While the same program doesn’t exist in Canada, the automaker said it is offering similar assistance.
“Many of our dealers have begun their own programs to support local initiatives, and corporately, we have teamed up with the good people at Dillon’s Distillers,” Volkswagen Canada spokesman Thomas Teztlaff told Automotive News Canada in an email.
Dillon’s converted its distillery east of Hamilton to brew up sanitizer instead of their usual whisky and gin. Volkswagen Canada is providing the delivery using a fleet of its vehicles.
The hand sanitizer is free to hospitals, fire and police stations.
“We’re making sure it get out there,” Tetzlaff said.
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