Mayor Encourages Residents to Join in Appreciating Essential Workers by Clapping Outside Their Homes at 7PM
YONKERS, NY – APRIL 3, 2020 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today is calling on local churches and bell towers to ring their bells at 7pm every evening in support of Yonkers healthcare workers and first responders on the frontlines combatting COVID-19 outbreak. Residents also are encouraged to demonstrate their appreciation by clapping loudly outside their home, a fire station, police precinct or local hospital at 7PM.
“Fighting this pandemic on the frontlines has taken its toll on many of our local healthcare workers and first responders,” said Mayor Spano. “A simple gesture such as clapping, banging pots, honking your horn or ringing bells can raise their spirits during this very dark time. I encourage all who can to do it, to do so responsibly and demonstrate how we care and rally around our community!”
Residents who participate in the city-wide clapping are encouraged to share and tag their photos or videos on the City of Yonkers (@CityofYonkers) and Mayor Mike Spano’s (@MayorMikeSpano) social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
SOURCE: Christina Gilmartin | Communications Director | Office of the Mayor