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NewRo Cheers goes out to grassroots initiative #NewRoStrong Gratitude that is spreading the community’s appreciation for our essential workers during the pandemic. The kernel for this initiative began after New Rochellean Rosa Perkins got together with her neighbors to send a meal to health care workers at Motefiore. Making connections to others in New Rochelle with similar interest in showing appreciation to those on the front lines, Stephanie Tomei, Jamie Deutsch, Anne Todd joined Rosa in thinking through how best to coordinate such an effort.
After much discussion and recognition of other ongoing efforts benefiting Montefiore Hospital, #NewRoStrong Gratitude was born as a community-wide effort to thank New Rochelle’s essential government workers that have been working through this pandemic to keep our City clean and safe. Individuals, families, youth groups, sports teams, houses of worship, neighborhood associations, etc. are coming together to express their appreciation with food, notes of encouragement, and in other ways.
Here is how it works:
1) View the Thanking Our Essential Workers flyer. Review what meal, day, time parameters that are listed for the department you are selecting.
2) Reach out to the department coordinator to inform him/her that you are ordering a meal for the staff and when it can be expected.
3) Contact one of your favorite New Rochelle local restaurants to put in your order for either pick up or delivery. You can also make cards or signs to go along with your order.
Be sure to share photos and stories of how you are thanking our essential workers with #NewRoStrong #WeAreInThisTogether.