White Ribbon Campaign to Support Emergency Medical Services and Frontline Workers
Newman Regional Health and Emporia Main Street announce the community’s first ever White Ribbon Campaign scheduled for May 17 – 23, 2020. The White Ribbon Campaign is a time to join in celebrating and honoring the lifesaving teamwork of dispatchers, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, frontline healthcare workers, and all Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals in the area during EMS Week.
Community members are asked to display a white ribbon outside their home or place of business. A white ribbon image can be placed on a front window or front door, or a ribbon can be tied around a tree or mailbox. The white ribbon signifies support for EMS professionals and healthcare workers who not only continue to fight the current COVID-19 pandemic but who tirelessly sacrifice themselves daily to keep our community safe.
Emporia Main Street has partnered with a local business, Plum Bazaar, to offer community members an opportunity to purchase a white ribbon for display. The ribbons are made with 4 yards of material, tied with an 18” wire, and there are two 8” ends on the back for adherence to a fixture. To purchase a ribbon for $10, please visit https://emporiamainstreet.com/product/white-ribbon/. Proceeds from ribbon sales benefit the Greater Emporia Area Disaster Relief Fund. Once ordered, ribbons can be picked up at the Emporia Main Street office located at 727 Commercial Street.
Community members are also highly encouraged to think creatively and make their own bow for display, or download and print a ribbon image made available by Emporia Main Street by visiting https://emporiamainstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ribbon-patern.pdf.
To help promote the White Ribbon Campaign and show support for our community EMS and frontline healthcare workers, take a picture of your white ribbons, tag Emporia Main Street, and use the hashtag #YouProtectWeRespect on Facebook and Instagram. All posts will be entered into a drawing and five winners will be selected for a $20 Main Street gift certificate.
For more information, please visit https://emporiamainstreet.com/events/white-ribboncampaign/.