White Ribbon campaign shows appreciation for health care providers and first responders.

Our health care providers and first responders are working above and beyond the call of duty these days and one way to show them we care is to participate in the “White Ribbon” campaign.

 Rev. Darlyne Rath ties a white ribbon to her          tree outside her home in Southampton

If everyone went out and tied a white ribbon outside, it would show our health care providers and first responders, who are also our neighbours, that we truly appreciate what they are doing.  No white ribbon?  How about a white scarf, a strip of a white pillowcase.

This movement in Grey Bruce is being spearheaded by Rev. Joan Silcox-Smith of the Spiritual Care Department (Chaplaincy program) in Owen Sound, after learning of it from a colleague in Markham.

Rev. Darlyne Rath, a member of the Grey Bruce Chaplaincy Council and an on-call chaplain says that it’s important to show those on the front line that we care.¬† “They are working so hard right now and it’s very stressful for them.¬† They are worried about their own families too in this tenuous time.¬† If they can see these ribbons on their way to and from work, it will help them to know that we care about them and appreciate what they do.”