HACKENSACK, N.J. — Lawn signs displaying gratitude to health care workers abound in Hackensack.
The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce and Redi Print, a Hackensack printing business offering high-quality printing and graphic arts solutions, have partnered to make these signs as a show of appreciation for all the health care workers on the front lines of this coronavirus pandemic to be placed on front lawns.
“We all want to help, but most of us are not medical professionals,” explained Lauren Zisa, regional chamber of commerce executive director. “This is a small way we can all say thank you, and at the same time support the volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS).”
The Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps comprises volunteers who serve the city on a 12-hour basis from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. During the day; the City is manned by a service from Hackensack University Medical Center.
“This is a truly dedicated group of people who spend their free time serving Hackensack residents,” said Sgt. John Knapp. Knapp, the EMS manager and the police department’s liaison to the group.
Redi Print agreed to have the signs printed at a reduced price, while Hackensack Chamber employees deliver them to homes and businesses in Hackensack and to towns in the surrounding area.
Cruising around the city, onlookers can view signs on the properties of residential homes, in apartment windows, and outside local businesses.