As we navigate the current COVID-19 health crisis, it sometimes feels like there is little in our control. Right now, our biggest directive in the U.S. is to stay home, but maybe you want to do more to actively show your support for the healthcare heroes in our Greenfield and Hancock County community. We are excited to launch an official Greenfield White Ribbon for Healthcare Heroes campaign so that we can do just that!

White Ribbons for Healthcare Heroes

What is the white ribbon?

Started by sharing photos on social media, the white ribbon is becoming a symbol of hope and gratitude for the healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. These healthcare heroes across the country are pitching in to work hard during this crisis, and we want to pitch in to show our support however we can.

Where do I get one?

If you don’t have any white ribbon at home, do not go out to buy supplies. This is a great time to get creative and find something white around your house. You can print or draw a white ribbon image on paper to hang in your window. Try using white grocery bags tied together to create a larger ribbon. We’ve even heard of people attaching white t-shirts or socks together to make their ribbon.

Find a unique way to show your support, and your white ribbon will be all the more special since you’re also showing that you haven’t left to buy supplies. Don’t forget that staying at home is crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Where should I put it?

You can hang your ribbon inside your home from a front-facing window, outside your front door, or tie it around a tree or hang one in its branches. You could even use your whole front lawn to create a white ribbon display. No matter how big or how small your ribbon, know that the healthcare workers passing by will appreciate it.

If you are going on neighborhood walks with your kids, see if you can spot other white ribbons around the neighborhood. This is a great opportunity to teach them about gratitude and how they can look for the helpers in a scary situation.

How can I share?

If you would like to share your white ribbon here in Hancock County, post a photo on social media and tag Greenfield Community on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’ll be resharing these images as we see them! You can also use the hashtag #HealthcareHeroes to share your appreciation for those on the front lines. To check out white ribbons in other Indiana communities visit here.