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Navigant Credit Union Thanks BEAT-19 Hotline Workers and Supports Pawtucket-Central Falls Restaurant Week

Yesterday, Mayor James A. Diossa of Central Falls and Mayor Donald R. Grebien of Pawtucket joined Navigant Credit Union leadership at Collette Tours in Pawtucket, home of the BEAT COVID-19 hotline response team, to provide lunch to the hotline workers.

Collette Tours has been an integral part of the BEAT COVID-19 Incident Command System and helped the cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket to establish the phone line that will connect residents with a doctor and COVID-19 test along with help with isolation and family services.

Navigant Credit Union President and CEO Gary E. Furtado and Timothy J. Draper, Senior Vice President of Marketing purchased lunch for the BEAT COVID-19 hotline workers to support the Pawtucket-Central Falls Restaurant Week as well which was organized by the two cities’ Restaurant Week Committee. The Pawtucket-Central Falls Restaurant Week Committee consists of representatives from the City of Pawtucket, the City of Central Falls, the Pawtucket Foundation, Navigant Credit Union, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, and others who came together to create a restaurant week even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The specific goal was to promote the local restaurants especially in their time of need due to the economic impacts of the virus.

“We would like to thank Collette for their continued partnership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and are grateful to the support of Navigant for our restaurant weeks and to show gratitude to these Collette employees and all of the volunteers,” said Mayor James A. Diossa. “Navigant has been an amazing sponsor for many years for our Restaurant Week and we are appreciative of their continued partnership to help support our local businesses especially in this unprecedented time.”

“We are deeply grateful for Navigant Credit Union’s commitment to our community and small businesses and equally appreciative for the resources and workforce that Collette and the Sullivan family have committed to the coronavirus response effort,” said Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “Both Navigant Credit Union and Collette are prime examples of how corporate citizens can have a large positive impact on their communities.”

“We are proud to support the BEAT COVID-19 hotline response team, which is working around the clock to provide our friends in neighbors across the region with invaluable assistance and peace-of-mind during these difficult times,” said Navigant Credit Union President and CEO Gary E. Furtado. “As we continue moving toward a renewed sense of normalcy, we hope residents of Pawtucket and Central Falls stay safe, stay resilient and enjoy everything Restaurant Week has to offer.”

The Pawtucket-Central Falls Restaurant Week Committee has created a social media challenge to help promote the restaurants in both cities and generate interest from beyond just the residents of the cities with the #PCFRestaurantChallenge with a grand prize provided by Navigant Credit Union. This social media challenge asks those who visit any restaurant in Central Falls or Pawtucket to take a picture of their food, post it on social media, and use the hashtag #PCFRestaurantChallenge to be entered to win a bundle of gift cards to local restaurants.

If you have symptoms, work in high risk occupations, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, please call 855-843-7620 to schedule a free, rapid test.


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