Utah teachers, others impacted by COVID-19 crisis offered free service by local business

Teachers from Ensign Elementary in Salt Lake City drive past students' home as part of a teachers' parade to help kids stay connected with the classroom during the COVID-19 school closures. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 19, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah business is stepping up to honor a group of workers who may be suffering in a different way in the coronavirus pandemic:  teachers.

Black Diamond Experts (a Gephardt Approved company) is offering any teacher free, installed, furnace filters, and a tune up of their air conditioning system for summer.

Black Diamond Experts owner, Dan James, says he has heard from his employees about teachers who are in a tough spot emotionally amidst the school closures and isolation.  “A lot of teachers are disconnected and sometimes depressed because they don’t get to see their students,” said James.  “Sure, some are having financial problems now, but add to that they don’t get to see the smiling faces of the children they look forward to seeing every day.”

Parents and students react to a teachers’ parade from Ensign Elementary as the caravan drives past the home of every student enrolled in the school, Friday, April 17, 2020. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

James says teachers are often teaching digitally a few times a week.  But it’s often not enough.  “They lose that daily dose of kids’ happiness,” he said.

James says this offer to teachers is definitely not an up sell opportunity.  He says he just wants to recognize those teachers.  “And, by the way, our techs will practice safety.  When we enter the homes of teachers who call us, we’ll have masks and gloves, and anything we touch will be sanitized.”

James says his company is also asking for nominations for a few families who might need a free repair or replacement of a furnace, air conditioner, or water heater.

“We want to find people who find themselves suddenly in a financial crunch because of the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.  “The coronavirus has caused people to lose their jobs, and cause unexpected deaths in families.  We’re looking to find those who are most in need, and family, friends, and neighbors can help us by contacting us through our website:  www.blackdiamondexpert.com

“We’re looking for any teachers, and others who needs it the most.” 

Black Diamond Experts is a Gephardt Approved company and longtime ad buyer on Gephardt Daily.

1 COMMENT

  1. WHAT A WONDERFUL THING TO
    DO, & I HAVE TO LAUGH THAT IT HAS TAKEN A DEADLY VIRUS TO BRING THIS ABOUT! WHAT A THOUGHFUL THING TO DO FOR TEACHERS WHO WORK SO HARD & GIVE SO MUCH LOVE TO YOUR CHILDREN. I WAS FORCED TO RETIRE 9 YEARS AGO AS A VIRUS TOOK MY ABILITY TO WALK, 11/4/2011 & WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR 8 MONTHS UNTIL THE VIRUS WAS GONE AND I COULD HAVE NUMEROUS SURGERIES. I MISS MINE EVERYDAY & YES, EXPERIENCED SEVERE DEPRESSION FROM NOT BEING WITH MY STUDENTS, AND STILL DO! WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS
    SO SPECIAL & I FEEL SO VERY BLESSED TO HAVE READ THIS ARTICLE TODAY! WISH THERE WAS
    SOMETHING IN PLACE LIKE THIS WITH ALL COMPANIES WHEN TEACHERS RETIRE AFTER GIVING SO MANY YEARS OF LOVE & INSPIRATION TO GENERATION AFTER GENERATION OF YOUR
    CHILDREN! DO YOU DO WORK IN
    Preston, IDAHO AS I WAS THINKING LAST MONTH, AFTER BEING IN OUR HOME FOR ALMOST TEN YEARS THAT I SHOULD HAVE MY FURNACE CHECKED OUT! LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO WORK IN PRESTON!0

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