WOLFEBORO, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A non-profit in New Hampshire has come up with a unique way to lift the spirits of people who may be lonely staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nick is a 27-acre recreational and sports park near Lake Winnipesaukee, which opened to the public in 2007. Their new initiative is called "Spread Love Not Germs," and it's sold around 2,000 uplifting lawn signs that are now dotted in yards in the Wolfeboro area and in 17 other states.
The group's Executive Director Holly Williams Aucoin said the signs feature messages of hope and love, and are a way to bring people together during the pandemic.
"We have a sign specifically for healthcare workers that says 'This is tough but so are you,'" she told WBZNewsRadio. "We've had more than 50 signs donated from random people to give to a doctor or nurse... who are risking their lives, taking time away from their families to help people during this tough time."
The artwork on the lawn signs were created by local children, and proceeds from the sales are going to TheNick.org, the local humane society, and area food programs.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe reports:
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