SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Across the Bay Area, people and businesses have stepped up to help each other with home orders, but a plumbing company that ships drugs from the pharmacy was likely a first.
Discount Plumbers has been in business for more than 30 years and has a fleet of nearly 50 trucks.
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“This is a crazy time for all of us!” says CEO Kevin Griffin.
While business is down 40 percent, Griffin says he’s still grateful and giving back.
“If you don’t want to go out, go to the pharmacy, which not a lot of people do right now. We’ll pick up your prescriptions and drop them on your door,” he says.
Griffin first made the unusual announcement on his client list and then expanded it to include everyone.
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You will receive a call or email and if a truck is available it will go to the correct pharmacy.
Inside, the drug is delivered to the customer after an exchange of signatures and ID.
Alyssa Broduer stayed safe at home. She asked the sanitation service to collect and deliver her medicines.
“I did. I did it,” says Broduer. “It will be such a service that is really used. It is for people who could really use the help.”
“When we have a unit near you, we only assign it at the end of the day or in the middle of the day, depending on how busy we are,” explains Griffin.
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The idea that despite the downturn in business, Griffin is helping those in need.