Thank healthcare workers this Friday while you're at home

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 11:26:43-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - If you'd like to say "thank you" to healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle, you can do that on Friday, April 10. And, you can do it from home - where we're all supposed to be.

On April 10 at sunset, everyone is asked to step onto their driveway at 7:30 p.m. with some kind of light.

KPEL suggests a luminary bag, but recommends something that doesn't have a flame. Residents can use a candle, one of those non-flame flickering candles, or even just the cigarette lighter app on your phone.

Then, take a picture of your light, share your light, go live on Facebook, look around your neighborhood to see your neighbors doing it too, so that you know we are all connected, even if we are apart.

To read more about it, visit KPEL's website. Visit their Facebook invite here.

"The whole point is to have Acadiana join together at one point to share in at least a moment of appreciation for what healthcare workers are doing in battling COVID-19. For that matter, the idea of sharing the light is about love and appreciation for all first responders and anyone who needs to feel the light of love right now," the website states.