By Natalie Anderson
In the midst of COVID-19, Lee County residents remain united and are coming together (while practicing social distancing) to spread love by showing their support for hospital workers by participating in “Park and Pray.” During shift change, which is 7 in the morning and 7 at night, members of the community have been parking their vehicles outside and on top of the parking lot to pray for the hospital workers at East Alabama Medical Center.
After prayers, cars can be seen flashing their vehicle lights from the top floor of the parking garage with hopes to provide a sign to the workers that they are not alone in this. Since the new “no visitor” policy was placed to protect the safety of the community and workers, local residents wanted to find a way to show their support. During “Park and Pray,” individuals are being encouraged to practice social distancing by staying in or near their cars.
If interested in supporting our hospital workers and participating in Park and Pray, visit the parking lot EAMC during shift changes. EAMC is located at 2000 Pepperell Pkwy.