AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - On Tuesday Governor Kay Ivey announced her â€œRibbons of Hopeâ€ campaign at a ceremony at the Alabama State Capitol. During the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivey encourages citizens of Alabama to tie ribbons around a tree, pole, or other fixture in their front yard as a reminder to pray for medical personnel, first responders, and anyone else affected by Coronavirus.
This campaign will symbolize faith, hope, love, and prayer. During these unprecedented times, Governor Ivey hopes these simple gestures will inspire unity among us and serve as a beacon of encouragement for those who see them.
Governor Ivey was joined Tuesday by several Alabama Pastors to tie the first Ribbon of Hope on a tree in front of the Alabama State Capitol.
"As an effort to remind the people of Alabama we are all in this together, I ask that each household tie a ribbon in their front yard to remember our medical personnel, first responders, and for the health and protection of our family and friends.â€ Ivey said, â€œThese ribbons will serve as a reminder to the people of our state that we are lifting each other in prayer, and that just like after the great flood in Genesis, we are mindful of he hope and promise of God during this pandemic."
Governor Ivey was joined by First Baptist Church of Montgomery Pastor Jay Wolf, 89.1 FM Faith Director of Ministry Relations Billy Irvin, Hutchinson Street Missionary Baptist Pastor Courtney Meadows, Alabama Baptist Convention Hispanic Ministries Coordinator Anel Robiyana, His Vessel Ministry Minister Jo Hancock, Former Pastor at Frazer United Methodist Church John Ed Mathison, and First Baptist Montgomery Lay Leader Soo Seok Yang.