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Drive-thru Prayer Vigil Held at Owensboro Hospital in Support of Frontline Workers

As COVID-19 numbers remain high, an Owensboro citizen helped organize the second drive-thru prayer vigil in support of frontline workers at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 5:23 PM
Updated: Nov 25, 2020 9:57 AM

There were more than 50 cars parked at lot A at the Owensboro Hospital, honking and praying for those frontline workers that are inside.

This is the second time the Owensboro community has held an event to honor the doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers who have helped take care of the hundreds of COVID-19 patients that have come inside the hospital.

The first drive-thru prayer vigil happening back in April, but now with numbers rising, the organizer of that event felt it was necessary to have another.

“We forget about those frontline workers," said Jackie Pyland-Tipmore. "They’re exhausted. I know some of them. They have to wear so much protection. We have to wear these all days, and I can’t imagine them having to wear that they’re having to wear all day long, so we are very thankful for them.”

Tipmore saying she got the idea from a story in Georgia, where community members came together to support their frontline workers with prayer. Tipmore hopes this event will help bring morale up amongst hospital workers and bring more attention to the importance of proper social distancing to reduce rising numbers and help lower the stress levels of those workers inside.

Community members in attendance Tuesday were asked to stay in their cars to maintain proper social distancing.

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