Meyer Vacation Rentals awarded 20 free three-night vacations to 20 heroes serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. These American heroes serve others as everything from nurses and paramedics to teachers, food bank directors and and social workers.
Meyer Vacation Rentals President Michelle Hodges announced the 20 winners of the Front Line Heroes Beach Vacation Giveaway, conducted in May 2020. These 20 individuals, who hail from all over the United States, will receive a free three-night beach getaway to the Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach or Perdido Key courtesy of Meyer Vacation Rentals.
Nearly 1,000 individuals whose work placed them on the front lines of this pandemic were nominated for a free beach vacation. Those nominated work in a variety of roles. They are first responders, healthcare or law enforcement personnel, grocery store workers, food bank operators, truckers, teachers and other types of caregivers.
“The entire Meyer Vacation Rentals family is so thankful for the work our healthcare providers and all those who support others during this crisis have done on behalf of us, our loved ones and our neighbors,” said Meyer Vacation Rentals President Michelle Hodges. “And, while we could never repay these heroes for their tireless efforts, we’d like to say ‘thank you’ by offering the gift of time to rest and relax with their loved ones at the beach.”
Hodges said the entire Meyer team was moved by the stories of those nominated for giveaway.
“These heroes’ stories are so heartwarming, and our staff has been brought to tears on numerous occasions. In fact, we called one winner while she was still in quarantine awaiting to return home after being deployed on the USNS Comfort in New York City. A career Navy professional, she left behind a husband and five children to serve on the ship. Another, who has an autoimmune deficiency herself and spent a great deal of time in the hospital as a child, has been working on the front lines of the pandemic and giving her all to her pediatric patients. We are so proud to be able to give these heroes and their families some time to decompress at the beach when they are ready,” she said.
Each person nominated deserves recognition for the outstanding work they are doing to keep us all safe and healthy, Hodges reiterated.
“From physicians and nurses who are working 24-hour shifts to teachers who have switched to online instruction while also helping deliver students’ lunches to truckers who keep America’s food supply moving toward our tables, these people truly are American heroes.”
Many Meyer Vacation Rentals owner partners generously donated time in their beach condos or houses to provide winners and their families with a beach vacation getaway the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast.
“I’m proud of you for doing this. I played your video for my staff, and we were all crying by the end. You all are the best,” said one property owner. “We thank you for your effort over many years. We would like to join the effort to offer vacation time to these heroes,” said another.
“This giveaway simply would not have been possible without the many Meyer owner partners who donated the time in their vacation rental properties for this program,” Hodges said. “We are so grateful for their generosity.”
2020 Front Line Heroes Beach Giveaway Winners
1. Randi Acheson – Chesapeake, Va.
2. Nicole Ambrosini – Naples, Fla.
3. Zachary Broadwater – Parkersburg, W.Va.
4. Lucas Browning – Sylacauga, Ala.
5. Hilary Cornelius – Lancaster, Ky.
6. Emily Crowe – Birmingham, Ala.
7. Lisa DiCesare – Pittsburgh, Pa.
8. Nicole Doming, New Orleans, La.
9. Donald Gibbons – Beloit, Ohio
10. Tim Grigsby – Lima, Ohio
11. Dale Johnson – Clarksville, Tenn.
12. Mike Lally – Biloxi, Miss.
13. Luciana Lemos – Ashland, Mass.
14. Kara McSwain – Covington, La.
15. Daniel Rader – Madison, Wis.
16. Daniel Ray – Irondale, Ala.
17. Jeff Swabby – St. Louis, Mo.
18. Crystal Wesmoland – Marion, Ky.
19. Taylor Wingfield – New York City, N.Y.
20. Craig Zimmerman – Tiffin, Ohio
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