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Arbor Greene CDD

Honoring All Our Heroes

May 1 - May 31

12:00 am - 11:55 pm

Multi-Day Event

Dear Arbor Greene Residents,

We hope this finds you and your families safe and healthy!! While EVERYONE has been affected one way or another by COVID-19, hopefully, you have been able to witness something positive during this pandemic. The Arbor Greene CDD is grateful to our Residents who have supported each other by demonstrating many different acts of kindness! To list some of these wonderful acts (in no particular order), thank you to our RESIDENTS who have made and/or donated masks and other supplies for our healthcare providers and for members of our community. Thank you to the men and women who have gone shopping for their neighbors during this time. Thank you for donating and/or delivering meals to our local healthcare workers. Thanks for keeping us informed about which local stores were stocked with needed supplies. Thank you for taking the time to provide restaurant recommendations. Thank you for writing inspirational or funny messages on Social Media and thank you for participating in fun activities for our children (sidewalk chalk games, and/or scavenger hunts).


Before the “Safer At Home” policy was issued in the United States, I recall watching posts on social media which showed quarantined residents across Spain and Italy standing on their balconies to offer mass applause for their Healthcare Workers. Fortunately, many cities (including Tampa) have instituted wonderful ways to express gratitude to First Responders and Healthcare Workers. Undoubtedly, our Healthcare Workers have put their own lives at risk to provide care for their patients. Sometimes the Doctors and Nurses had to work without necessary protective equipment. Sadly, we heard or read stories about Doctors and Nurses that have died as a result of the Coronavirus. We learned that many Doctors and Nurses had to be away from their own children and families because of being exposed or contracting the Coronavirus.
While we are anxious to get back to our routines and personally reconnect with our families and friends, we are forever grateful for the sacrifices made by our Healthcare Providers and First Responders. As a token of our appreciation, we are asking for your participation in following Activities:

HONORING OUR HEROES throughout the Month of MAY

Please turn on your porch light between 8-10 pm in honor of ALL OUR HEROES

• May 1st-May 31 2020-WHITE RIBBON MOVEMENT:

Please tie a white ribbon around a tree, pole or on your mailbox to honor all Front Line Workers (Healthcare Workers and First Responders)

Regarding ribbon, since other communities are participating in similar activities, it may be difficult to find ribbon at the store. Consequently, if you are not successful locating ribbon after searching your closets, craft supplies or on- line sources, you’re certainly welcome to use a bow or print a bow/ ribbon similar to the one provided that can be colored (by you or your child) and hung on your front door!

• May 6-12, 2020-NATIONAL NURSE’S WEEK- Positive Posters & Posts

Please Create a positive message (using chalk on your driveway or sidewalk) or make a poster and put it on your front door to tell Nurses, Doctors and other Health Care Workers just how much you value their sacrifices and selflessness during these challenging times.

Need Ideas?

30 Things to Say to a Nurse and All Our Health Care Heroes Right Now
(by Lindsay Lowe)

1. Thank you for your selfless service during these difficult times.
2. You are my hero!
3. We couldn’t get through this without you.
4. Thank you for working so many long, hard hours to keep us safe.
5. We are forever in your debt.
6. Sending you a virtual hug.
7. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
8. I’m in awe of your selfless dedication to helping others.
9. I am thankful for all health care workers during these challenging times.
10. Thank you for giving your all.
11. I recognize that you are making an incredible sacrifice to keep us all safe.
12. You are an inspiration.
13. Thank you for working to protect us, even when you are exhausted.
14. What you do means so much.
15. Thank you for all the personal sacrifices you are making to help others during this scary time.
16. Words can’t express our gratitude for your work and dedication.
17. Thank you for being courageous superheroes on the front-lines.
18. We see you, and we value you.
19. We will never forget your heroism during these difficult times (and every day).
20. Thank you for your ongoing bravery and professionalism.
21. We are so proud of you!
22. Thank you for being here when we need you most.
23. You’re doing an amazing job!
24. Thank you for saving so many lives.
25. We are so lucky to have you.
26. Heroes wear scrubs.
27. Thank you for always going above and beyond your duties to care for others.
28. You have touched so many lives.
29. Thank you for your hard work and bravery every day of the year—and especially now.
30. We are so grateful for you every day.

To learn 20 Ways to Support Nurses & Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines
of COVID-19, visit…/20-ways-to-support-healthcare-workers/


With PERMISSION from your Nurse, other Healthcare Worker, and/or First Responder, you can post a personalized message on Arbor Greene Homeowner’s Facebook Page.

According to, you can SHARE WORDS of ENCOURAGEMENT by answering their 5-question form. will share your note with their on-line community reaching millions of healthcare workers worldwide.

Thank You First Responder (TYFO) is a grassroots effort and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise awareness, support, celebrate, honor and most importantly say Thank You to our Nation’s First Responders for the difficult job they do every day by putting their lives on the line to protect and enhance our country and way of life. To learn more, please visit:

To Say thank you to a First Responder, Just add the hashtag #ThankYouFirstResponder to your Tweets, Instagram Media, Flicker Posts or Google+ Activities and Thank You First Responder will display on their website.


Free Nursing e books from Amazon: Amazon offers a selection of free Kindle books for Nurses:

Free Coffee from Starbucks:
Nurses and other front-line workers can get a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) from Starbucks through the month of May.
For Details, please visit:…/starbucks-gives-1million-c…/

Free Krispy Kreme donuts:
On every Monday through National Nurses Week, Krispy Kreme is offering free dozens of donuts to nurses and other healthcare workers. Get your free donuts by showing your badge at a Krispy Kreme drive-through.

For Additional Discounts, deals and freebies, please visit:…/offers-freebies-discounts-healthcare-w…/

• SUNDAY, May 10th-MOTHER’S DAY-Recognize your mom
Please tie a RED ribbon around a tree, pole or your mailbox to HONOR your Mother!! The color RED symbolizes Vibrancy, Determination, Optimism, Courage and Ambition.

• MONDAY, May 25th-Memorial Day-How about tying your red and white ribbons together and adding a BLUE ribbon or bow and/or display an American Flag to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Thank you for your participation!


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