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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 2 weeks ago

Ormond Beach launches appreciation campaign for healthcare workers, first responders

Residents and businesses are invited to post hearts on their front doors or windows for #HeartforHeroes.
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

The city of Ormond Beach is asking residents and businesses to post hearts on their front doors or windows to show gratitude to first responders and healthcare workers working on the front lines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

This community initiative, titled Hearts for Heroes, is meant to give a "little boost of love" to these workers who may be driving home from long shifts, according to a press release. Hearts can include supportive messages, and the city hopes the community takes part and features their messages on social media, using #HeartsforHeroes. The city has also created a Facebook picture frame to add to your profile picture on the social media platform site.

Taylor, Owen and Brooke Elston show off their decorated front door. Courtesy photo

“There are so many members of the Ormond Beach community who have really stepped up to support their friends, neighbors, and even strangers,” said Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington in the press release. “We hope that this initiative will brighten the day of those working so hard to keep us safe and healthy and let them know how much we appreciate them.”

The cities of Port Orange, Holly Hill and Volusia County have committed to participating in the campaign as, said city Public Information Officer Jenn Elston.

Seth and MacKenzie Mancuso craft hearts for first responders and healthcare workers. Courtesy photo


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