Trucking company lends a ‘helping paw’ in the fight against COVID 19

When Graig Morin, founder of Brown Dog Carriers in Maine, offered to help out a local hospital by delivering chairs, he was happy to lend a hand. But once the favor was completed, he realized that he could use his company to do more for businesses in need during coronavirus.

“Recently, we volunteered to transport 125 folding chairs donated by Hussey Seating Co. to Southern Maine Healthcare and Maine Veterans’ Homes,” Darrell Pardy, the company’s director, said in a news release. “That got us thinking that we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to help. If we can use our equipment and experience to enable and bring attention to our community partners doing incredible things, so that they can serve more people, we’re committed to doing that.”

“And that got us thinking, if we do that for Hussey, we can do that for others,” Morin said to Maine Biz. “We have team members who want to do this.”

In addition to continuing their regular operations, Brown Dog Carriers has begun the “Helping Paw” campaign, transporting supplies to hospitals and other care facilities in need. 

“One thing Graig and I have in common is a belief in supporting community,” said Pardy. “As the company grew started to grow, we were always looking for ways to give back and be a good community member.”

According to Pardy, anyone looking to have supplies or equipment shipped as part of the fight against COVID 19 can contact Brown Dog, who will transport the equipment for free.  Businesses, organizations or individuals can contact Morin at 207-294-2075 or [email protected]