The Electrical Contractors Association of San Diego (ECASD) has extended a helping hand to its members who have been afflicted with COVID-19. In their official webpage, the organization mentioned that it has provided assistance for its members and will continue to support them until they can finally get back again in the field.
ECASD President Brad Harper said the current times are challenging, and all of their members need the support that they can get. “We do not want them to feel alone at this time. As it is, business is slower nowadays because of the pandemic. And now that they are hit with a dreaded illness, they need to know that the whole organization supports them,” Harper shares.
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The ECASD is an exclusive, member-based local organization of licensed electrician contractors and electricians servicing the San Diego County and neighboring areas. One of its main objectives is to form a support group for electrician contractors in the San Diego area, that will promote the welfare and unify the voice of local industry players.
Harper said although the number of infected electricians is not too significant, these members still need all the support that they can get. This is especially true for electrician members whose whole family has also fallen ill.
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The support the ECASD provided included financial help, and virtual visits through the Electrical Contractors Association of San Diego’s support group. Harper explains that although the majority of the electrician members they have supported did not get infected while carrying out their jobs, they deemed it necessary to help them through it.
“We provided financial help, and we also provided some groceries for their family. The food items and toiletries are especially appreciated since some of them were not able to get their food supplies for themselves as everyone in their family got infected with COVID-19,” Harper shares.
Electricians Appreciate San Diego group’s effort
Johnny Torres was one of the electricians whom the ECASD helped. He said that while he was not surprised to receive support because ECASD has always been supportive to all of its members, he appreciated all the effort.
“I was touched by the gesture, especially the virtual visits. Unlike other illnesses where people can come by to cheer you up, COVID-19 does not allow even family members to care for you. The video calls from colleagues at ECASD was heart-warming. It felt like people genuinely cares,” Torres enthuses.