‘We see you and appreciate you!’ – The Links, Inc., honors GoDurham employees with breakfast
DURHAM -- As a token of appreciation for the GoDurham employees who have kept the city moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Durham Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, spent a morning offering breakfast to the workers providing essential transit service to our community.
The Links, Incorporated, established in 1946, is a not-for-profit Black women’s service organization dedicated to the racial and social uplift of people of African descent through charitable work.
“We sincerely appreciate these essential and frontline workers who have kept our city moving through the uncertainties of this raging pandemic,” says Dr. Desiree Palmer, president of the Durham Links chapter. “Our chapter wanted to make sure these heroes know, ‘We see you and we appreciate you!’ ”
GoDurham General Manager Doug Middleton says his team deeply appreciated the kind gesture from The Links, Incorporated, organization.
“Day in and day out for months now, GoDurham employees have been on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, showing up and working hard to provide the service our community relies on,” he says. “Having such a respected Durham group reach out and want to let our workers know they are appreciated was a very welcome surprise.”
In fiscal year 2020, GoDurham’s bus and paratransit services connected 6 million passengers to jobs, education and healthcare. GoDurham is among the most productive transit systems in North Carolina with an average of 33 passenger boardings an hour, compared with a peer average of 18. GoDurham employs more than 200 people.