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Local businesses come together to help those in need during COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted at 5:08 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 19:08:51-04

NORTH OGDEN, Utah — Earlier this week we told you about Advanced Armor Technology in North Ogden. A business that’s stepped up to help others during the pandemic. But helping others isn’t something they can do on their own, they need help from the community, and that’s exactly what they’re getting.

On a daily basis, Advanced Armor Technology is giving away about 41,000 pounds of food and supplies, and now thanks to a new refrigeration truck, they can give away even more.

“Everybody needs something, it’s for everybody,” said Mike Larson, owner of Advanced Armor Technology.

Larson said it was a no-brainer to turn his warehouse into, Tri-City Exchange, a donation center for people affected by COVID-19

“Without the community, the support of the leaders, the citizens, the businesses and the media, this wouldn’t be here,” said Larson.

Over the last few days they’ve been giving away non-perishable items, but thanks to G’s Logistics, they can now give away fresh produce, meat and milk.

“I was watching the news, a clip on FOX 13 and I saw your clip on this and they were needing refrigeration for their product and I thought we could help out,” said Chris Edgar, the general manager of G’s Logistics.

G’s Logistics is donating a 57-foot refrigeration truck and supplying the fuel to keep it running.

“Everybody needs help right now, just something we can contribute to help people that we’re fortunate enough to have a job still and some people aren’t,” said Edgar.

Larson says it’s incredible to see the community come together to help feel 140-180 families a day.

“It’s been incredible, Saralee just came on board today and we had a diaper company come on board, we had a company donate fridges for people that need it all of that is because of what Fox did in the article,” said Larson.

If you do need help, Larson asks that you bring whatever you can in exchange for whatever you need, in order to keep the project going.