The world has changed, but the core of our first responders has not. Our daily lives have been upended, but our front line workers stand up, show up, and give patients the compassion and care they need and deserve.
Middletown (DE): While this pandemic has brought a sense of uncertainty, one thing remains constant: the dedication of first responders and healthcare workers – to serving the needs of our community.
Healthcare workers are on the front lines trying to contain the COVID-19 outbreak all over the world. In the US, cities and towns all across America have joined a new movement to show how much they appreciate those workers.
In North Carolina, a movement called #solidarityat8. “The movement encourages everyone to step outside every night at 8 p.m. and either applaud, flash porch lights, beep car horns, play a meaningful song or just make some noise to show support for those on the front lines throughout this pandemic.”, said Allie Strickland, Marketing and Community Relations coordinator for Sampson Regional Medical Center.
Strickland explained that SRMC is honored to join this movement and she stated that it is very important to support these workers at this time. The movement creates a sense of unity and community for everyone in Sampson, she said.
The same thing has been happening here in Delaware. All across the state, communities are coming together in these trying times to show their support and appreciation to front line workers of covid-19.
On April 14, 2020, Wilmington Fire Department, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, and Wilmington Police Department showed their appreciation for Wilmington Hospital.
“Wilmington Fire Department would like to thank everyone at Christiana Care- Wilmington Hospital for all their hard work and perseverance during this trying time. Today we showed our appreciation to the staff along with our counterparts St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, and Wilmington Police Department.”
Photo | NCC Paramedics
On Thursday, the community of Spring Arbor in Middletown came together at Middletown Emergency Department to show their appreciation to healthcare workers on the front line. Middletown Emergency Department is a Christiana Care facility.
“It’s fantastic to be appreciated by the community, especially in this instance by the Spring Arbor community. Many of the residents in that community volunteer at our Middletown Emergency Department and we miss them at this time as we have had to curtail our volunteer support during the pandemic., said Bill Schmitt, Senior Communications Manager for Christiana Care., “The drive up and celebration was an incredibly heartwarming show of support. We want our community to know we are privileged to serve them 24/7 to provide for their emergency health care needs. We encourage everyone at this time to heed the Governor’s directions about staying at home and practicing social distancing.”