Here at Ayala Films, we have felt the impact COVID-19 has had on our business just like many of you have. If there is one thing that we have seen and learned thru all of this is the sense of solidarity and support that we all have for each other during these trying times.
With this quarantine happening, there is a daily spike in phone and computer usage. Many people STILL don’t know if your business is open or closed. We are offering short 15-30 second videos to small business owners (restaurants, bars, local small business, etc…) to create the exposure needed for you on what services this quarantine will allow your business to offer (DELIVERY, CURBSIDE, PICKUP). In return, we do not ask for payment in the form of cash, we ask for you to DONATE A MINIMUM $50 RESTAURANT GIFT CARD OR A PURCHASED MEAL OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE to those on the frontlines and it could be anyone of your choice (nurses, police, firefighters). It is not our goal to monetize thru this, but to allow everyone to still prosper in their businesses and in return, thank those that are risking their lives for our safety during these trying times.
The ONLY requirement is that the business has to be in ST LUCIE COUNTY in order to participate and filming will be done following social distancing rules (DRONE WHERE ALLOWED, OUTSIDE SHOTS OF BUSINESS, VIDEO OF PEOPLE WITHIN A SAFE DISTANCE). The video will highlight your business and its location and the services that you offer during this time. The gift card or family meal will be donated to a frontline service of YOUR CHOICE and the donation will be exchanged with the selected business on the day of filming in order to keep social distancing rules and delivered immediately after. We will do one video per week to start and if the response and time allows for more, we will do what we can to provide this service to our community. Filming will take about an hour or less.
Please send us a message on our Facebook page, comment on this post or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will get thru this together and we will become stronger as a community than we were before.
A special thank you to David Brown with D. Brown Photography for documenting these events and to Plythe Freedman with Treasures of Fort Pierce for being the first person to reach our story and get it out to the public. We look forward to working more with you both.
Here is an update! St Lucie Draft House donated A dinner to St Lucie County Fire District a Station 6. Tail Gators restaurant delivered 100 wings to the nurses at Tradition Medical Center. Neurostrive Hydration & Med Spa donated $100 gift card ( Tutti Fresco) to the St Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Pierced Cider were kind enough to donate a $50 gift card from their neighbors over at Second Street Bistro ft pierce fl to Damian Spotts of the Fort Pierce Police Department and they will be using it to help a family in need at this time. Sailfish Brewing Company were kind enough to donate a $50 gift card from their neighbors Second Street Bistro ft pierce fl to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. The Human Society of St. Lucie County They were kind enough to donate $250 Worth of meals from TailGators Sports Bar & Grille to the St. Lucie County Fire District Station 10. Tutto Fresco has been kind enough to donate to all first responders including Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital, St. Lucie County Fire District, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and @St. Lucie Medical Center. Bambini’s Kingdom Christian Academy They have donated a $100 Chili’s Grill & Bar gift card to the St. Lucie Medical Center nurses and we are so grateful for your donation. Cobb’s Landing They were kind enough to donate a $50 gift card from their own establishment to the St. Lucie County Fire District Station 2. Hop Life They were kind enough to make a LARGE donation in meals from different food trucks to St. Lucie Medical Center ER along with the Cleveland Clinic Emergency Center at St. Lucie West.