Gestures of Appreciation throughout Connecticut

Hospital workers – custodians, receptionists, nurses, doctors, and more – are showing up every day, despite the current conditions. 

And people everywhere are showing their appreciation.

From meal deliveries to sidewalk art, here are some ways that people in our communities are saying “Thank You” this week. 

“Thank You” Display at Yale New Haven Hospital

K&J Tree Service used a 38-ton crane to hang a giant American flag and hand-painted sign in front of the hospital earlier this week. New Haven Police assisted by closing off parts of the road, and nurses could be found in every window waving at the display. Read the full story here.

Tom Saxa, patient service manager of the adult department of emergency medicine at Yale New Haven said,

“The generosity by the entire New Haven community and throughout our state has been incredibly humbling,” Saxa said in an email. “From the meals, the offers of free supplies, encouraging words of support, the way people have rallied so we can take care of these patients has been nothing short of remarkable.”

Restaurants Providing Meals

Even though restaurants are among the businesses who are feeling financial strain, they are jumping in and doing their part. Angie’s Pizza & Pier 27 Lounge is planning a lunch drop off for Pequot Health Care workers on April 9th. Call Angie’s by the end of the day on Wednesday if you would like to donate to the lunch. 

The Gift Card Project

The Gift Card Project is designed to help small businesses while saying thanks to people on the front lines. Simply buy a gift card to your favorite small business and send it The Gift card Project. They team up with local organizations that distribute cards accordingly. 

Words of Encouragement

Showing support doesn’t mean you have to provide monetary donations.  Encouraging words – over the phone, on social media, or as sidewalk display of art, means a lot. 

“Two simple words – ‘thank you’ – I can assure you, goes a very long way,” Saxa said.