Managers at the Goo-Goo Express Car Wash on Bent Creek Road in Auburn created a bank account today in an injured employee’s name after the community responded overwhelmingly to an accident involving two employees.
“(The community) was rather concerned, and as a result we decided to open up an account,” said Chip Emery, general manager at Goo-Goo.
The two employees were injured when an elderly woman struck three vehicles and the two employees while leaving the car wash.
Both employees were rushed to East Alabama Medical Center, with one suffering minor bruises and already returning back to work.
The account is set up in Maynor Perez’s name, the second employee who suffered more severe injuries, causing one of his feet to be amputated.
“(Perez) was in ICU at EAMC on Saturday with everything progressing well that day,” Emery said. “Sunday it looked good, but Monday they transported him to Midtown in Columbus. That afternoon they discovered his foot was in such a condition they had to remove it.”
Perez remains in ICU at Midtown Medical Center recovering.
For those who would like to donate to help Perez, checks can be brought either to Goo-Goo or to Heritage Bank where they should be deposited into the account in Maynor Perez’s name.
“His family is in Guatemala, and the general public persisted that we can do more,” Emery said. “We’re trying to keep our spirits up and have fellowship every morning.”
Until Perez comes back, Emery and the staff are wearing black bands that read, “pray first.”
“We’re all wearing bands, and we plan to give him our bands the day we see him come back and walk,” Emery said.
Heritage Bank is located on East Glenn Avenue across from Church of the Highlands.