We're seven and a half months into 2020 and already it has to be considered one of the most challenging years in recent memory. A pandemic, social unrest, economic strife - have all taken a toll. That's precisely why a program launched by one area hospital is truly a reassuring dose of hope and positivism.

via prosserhealth.org

Prosser Memorial Health is dedicated to improving the health of communities they serve, and they remind us that WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.

"Since the pandemic began, we’ve seen an outpouring of generosity and community spirit of neighbors helping neighbors. In keeping with that sense of community, we’ve created colored heart window clings to display in homes, each with a different meaning."

 

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This struck me as an exceptionally inventive idea to go the extra mile in helping neighbors to help neighbors, fostering a strong sense of community and togetherness. PMH explains how this works:

 "A green heart means everyone in our home is ok. A yellow heart means someone in our home is sick, but we are doing ok. And a red heart means someone in our home is sick and we need assistance. "

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Now that we know what we're looking for, what's next?

"As you walk and drive around our neighborhoods, look for these colored hearts in the window. *If you see a red heart, knock on the door and check on the occupants using proper precautions (wear a mask and stay 6 feet from the door). If they need immediate medical assistance, call 911."

Hearts can be picked up at Prosser Memorial Health Primary Care Clinics, the Prosser Farmers Market, and other area businesses. If you would like one mailed to you, simply call Community Relations at 509-786-6601.

Hats off to proactive, community-minded organizations like these who help to make us all more informed, more compassionate towards each other and more safe.

For more information, you can visit their website by CLICKING HERE.