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Local nonprofit encourages public to ring a bell on Sunday to show support of first responders, healthcare workers

3 years 7 months 1 week ago Friday, April 17 2020 Apr 17, 2020 April 17, 2020 9:16 AM April 17, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - While the majority of Louisiana's residents are sheltering at home until the threat of COVID-19 passes, a number of healthcare workers and first responders continue to go to work, risking their health and safety to protect others.

Capital Area United Way, determined to show its support of these courageous individuals, is collaborating with Baton Rouge philanthropist and community volunteer, Deborah Sternberg to set up a “19 Thanks” appreciation tribute on Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

On that date and time, they're asking members of the public to show their support of first responders and healthcare workers by ringing bells or finding another way to make noise to show their thanks.

They ask that residents do this wherever they happen to be sheltering while practicing social distancing. 

Locals can also post notes or videos with messages of appreciation through the social media channels associated with 19thanks.org (including FacebookInstagram and Twitter), using the hashtag #19thanks. 

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