In these challenging times, when we can’t necessarily be there for all the special people in our lives, The Hope Standard is launching the “Hope For…” initiative.
Taking inspiration from the concept of love and support introduced through our Hearts of Appreciation campaign and the pot banging for frontline workers heard nightly at 7 p.m., Hope For… takes it a step further.
We’re asking residents of Hope and area to tell us who or what they’re hoping for, praying for or thinking of as we move into the next phase of this pandemic, not knowing what the “new norm” is going to be in our communities.
Maybe it’s an elderly relative that you aren’t able to visit right now.
Maybe it’s your favourite small business, that they will be able to reopen after restrictions are lifted.
Maybe it’s someone in your community, who has warmed your heart by filling their neighborhood with art bearing messages of inspiration and support.
The Hope For … initiative is intended to foster a further show of support for our fellow citizens. Thanks to AdvantageHOPE, Barclay Fletcher Contracting, Emil Anderson Maintenance/Construction and Hope Community Services for partnering with us on this initiative.
To take part, and we hope you do, grab Page 8 and 9 (the centre spread) out of today’s edition of the Hope Standard. Write down what or who you are hopeful for.
Take a a picture of you or your family holding your message of hope, then tape it to your window for all to see.
Please make sure to email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can share your hopes with the world. Or you can share your photo on our Facebook page (facebook.com/hopestandard.)
We are all in need of hope right now. We all need to know that we are mentally, physically, financially and socially going to come through this.
Let’s support each other by spreading our messages of Hope throughout our community. Because, who can’t use a little a reminder of what we have to be hopeful for right now?