Unity Light in the Night
This came in from the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) this afternoon—perhaps we as businesses and families can join in to let folks know that we are ALL in this together.
Like millions of people around the world, San Francisco has been inspired by the videos of Italians taking to their balconies and joining in song despite being sequestered in their homes in response to the COVID-19. This communal act brings hope and a sense of community to everyone who can hear their music.
One of the Block Champion volunteers in Miraloma Park came up with the idea of everyone putting a lamp (not a candle!) in their front window and leaving it on until they go to bed. This creates a sense of community among our residents, many of whom may feel isolated and alone during this time.
The idea was branded “The Unity Light in the Night” campaign and the NEN hopes you’ll join in this simple and visible way to let your neighbors know that we are in this together – even as we follow the guidelines to stay home and maintain social distancing. So join us nightly at 7pm and put a “Unity Light” in your front window and send a message of hope and unity to our community. We expect this campaign to last for the duration of the pandemic response.
Be sure to post a photo of your Unity Light on social media for all to see!
—The NEN Team