The Automobile Gallery hopes to help charities on road to recovery

Posted at 6:25 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 19:27:52-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- Like so many other businesses and organizations, the Automobile Gallery has felt the effects of the coronavirus.

A place that normally hosts hundreds of events and helps more than 120 charities in a given year now sits largely empty. Still, leaders at the gallery say their minds are full as the doors remain closed.

“Much of my day is spent just following on an hourly basis what we’re going to do, how we’re going to react to the situation, and more importantly, not what’s affecting us right now but how we can affect the future,” executive director Darrel Burnett said.

Burnett said it may be a challenge for charities to get donations going forward. He hopes the gallery can help. He said he and the gallery are prepared to welcome visitors and charities back when the time is right to help them recover.

“Everyone is hurting out there and we want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem when in fact we do have the opportunity to reach out and touch those organizations once again,” he said.