Company Provides an Innovative Alternative for Grieving Families amid COVID-19 Restrictions
Wilmington, Delaware – May 22, 2020 – Evan W. Smith Funeral Services is renowned throughout Delaware for its exceptional service and innovative, client-centric death care solutions. In the face of the COVID-10 pandemic, the company is putting its pioneering spirit to work yet again. Recognizing the unique and devastating toll the current health crisis is taking on the bereaved, Evan W. Smith Funeral Services has announced a new drive-by viewing option, available at its Wilmington location. Through a large glass window, grieving family and friends will have the opportunity to view their deceased loved one and pay their final respects.
With gatherings currently limited to less than 10 participants and social distance directives in place, a time that’s typically spent in the comfort of others has left the grieving to suffer their losses alone. In response to families’ need for supportive bereavement measures during this unprecedented period, Evan W. Smith Funeral Services has devised this novel drive-by solution that optimizes safety for service participants while providing a viewing alternative enabling groups larger than the government-mandated limit.
“With traditional viewings being so restricted for the time being, we are pleased to offer families this drive-by option and we hope it brings them some level of comfort,” stated company founder and owner Evan W. Smith. “Our community is the heart and soul of everything we do. We're vigilant about finding creative ways to accommodate those we serve during this challenging time while still being socially responsible.”
In addition to the new drive-by viewing window, Evan W. Smith Funeral Services recently unveiled a number of new community-focused tools and resources, including Facebook Live, and virtual planning. A new website, livestreaming services, and additional offerings are slated to launch in June, 2020.
About Evan W. Smith Funeral Services: Since 2009, residents of Wilmington, Dover, and the surrounding Delaware community have relied on the caring staff at Evan W. Smith Funeral Services to help them through their darkest hours. Family-owned and operated, the company offers an array of elite funeral care services, including traditional funerals, cremations, memorials, pre-planning and more. With decades of experience in caring for families from all cultural backgrounds and diverse walks of life, Evan W. Smith Funeral Services is committed to creating memorable, uplifting experiences that always exceed expectations. For more information, please visit www.ewsmithfs.com