COLLEGE STATION, Texas — With a lot of students gone and shelter in place orders keeping people off the roads, local restaurants need your support more than ever, and the older generation could also use your help. SAFE 2 SAVE, an app designed to stop people from texting and driving, is hoping to achieve just that.
The emergency center, SignatureCare is sponsoring another $1500 of meals to help the vulnerable in the community.
“Throughout the last three weeks, it’s been a really neat effort, because users on SAFE 2 SAVE, we have about 43,000 users here in BCS, they get the opportunity to turn their points into a way for them, money to go from signature care," said SAFE 2 SAVE CEO Marci Corry. "And then meals are delivered from signature care, delivered to the doorsteps of people who are the elderly."
Points on SAFE 2 SAVE are accumulated for however long you drive without touching your phone.
While everyone is encouraged to not drive and stay at home during this outbreak, SAFE 2 SAVE says it’s a time for spending your points.
“It’s a great way to help the local restaurants that really need to be supported and meals can be delivered to those that can’t get out. Especially now with shelter in place, so we’re really thankful for our partnership," said Corry.
Every thousand points donated is equivalent to five dollars.
SignatureCare previously sponsored $1500 and is now sponsoring another $1500.
“College kids are the heart of the town and now it’s closed, so we realized that our community depends on this type of business to survive," said SignatureCare emergency room doctor, Hashibul Hannan. " And because colleges are shut down, restaurants, people cannot gather, we understand that there are members of the community that need the help."
SignatureCare hopes that its partnership with SAFE 2 SAVE encourages other business owners to donate and support the community as well.
SAFE 2 SAVE is working with local nonprofits that focus on helping the older generation to know who to deliver these meals to. It is looking for more sponsors especially during this time. If you are interested, you can visit their website.