“Thank Them” Effort Thanks Essential Workers

There is a new community effort simply called “Thank Them” which is a collective thank you message to all those people who are helping the community through this difficult time. This effort began as an idea to put up “scrub blue” ribbons to show support for our healthcare workers who have really stepped up to the plate during this crisis. It then became a broader effort to show support for all those on the front lines during the pandemic. Others who are putting themselves at potential risk include mail carriers, grocery store workers, restaurant workers, teachers, garbage collectors, first responders, ministers and church staff, and many other volunteers and helpers. By tying a ribbon around a tree, mailbox, or lamp-post, we can collectively send them a heartfelt “thank you”. Initially these ribbons were “scrub blue” for our healthcare workers, but red, yellow, green, or any other color is OK for thanking the wide variety of workers who continue to keep our community going. If you do not wish to go outside, you may simply tape a paper heart to the inside of your door or window so they can see. This “thank them” effort officially kicks off Monday April 6th, but everyone is certainly welcome to start at any time.

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