PUEBLO — There's no arguing that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed a massive portion of our daily lives.
In the midst of these changes, many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them.
Similarly, businesses hit hard are reporting a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.
This outpouring reminding all of us that while this global epidemic has changed so much, it HASN'T changed people's desire for community.
This is We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to highlighting local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.
With all of this in mind, let's take a look at American Joe Handyman and Plumbing Repair, which is working to provide an extra dose of positivity with each job.
Joseph Prescia has been working to combine his work as a minister with his work as a handyman in order to brighten people's days and provide encouragement in this stressful climate.
"That is my top job, to help people eliminate the stress, get rid of that any way we can by transferring that from the fear that we're hearing [about] to something positive. Someway, somehow [we have to] wrap our minds around some [form of] hope," he stated.
Prescia has recently been taking on more jobs for the older members in the Pueblo community, working to alleviate any additional stressers while providing his services as a handyman and minister.
"People need to be able to transfer this fear to something else, we have to help them get there. There's no way we can keep going to the negative and expect society to be normal, it just can't happen."
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