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Ribbons across Turlock to offer hope
Ribbons of Hope
A new campaign asks Turlockers to tie ribbons around their trees, fence posts and doorways as a sign of hope during these uncertain times (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

A new ribbon campaign aims to bring hope amidst the chaos caused by the coronavirus.

Turlock Mayor Amy Bublak and Nancy Daley, former Turlock Citizen of the Year, have launched the Ribbons of HOPE campaign. This campaign symbolizes the unifying of Turlock residents struggling with the impacts of COVID-19 by hanging ribbons throughout Turlock. The ribbons may be of any color, as symbolizing hope comes in many shapes and colors.

“I wanted to do something to bring Turlock together during this unprecedented time,” said Daley. “I reached out to the Mayor to ask if she would be willing to help me get the word out about making ribbons to demonstrate unity and support of one another as Turlock residents.”

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, about 579,005 people have been diagnosed in the United States. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 22,252 Americans. As of April 13, Stanislaus County has 146 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, more than 2,540 negative test results and four deaths as a result of this virus.

“I love Nancy’s idea of this Ribbons of HOPE campaign for our city,” stated Mayor Bublak. “Tying ribbons around trees, hanging them on businesses, homes, lamp posts signifies that we are all connected in our humanity and we need each other – especially during these difficult times. I am excited to see what our neighborhoods and businesses do with this campaign.”

Mayor Bublak and Daley encourage everyone to tie a ribbon around a tree, hang a ribbon on your front door and place ribbons in front of businesses as a sign of unification and ultimately renewal when this time has passed. They encourage families to make this a fun project and find creative ways to show everyone the spirit of the City of Turlock.

Upload pictures of your ribbons and use the hashtag #TurlockRibbonsofHope and #TurlockStrong.