On Friday, we sent a letter to church leaders throughout Mississippi asking them to ring their church bells every day at 6 p.m. for one minute beginning on Monday, April 6, and ending on April 20, the day the current shelter-in-place order ends. We asked them to do this in gratitude for our healthcare workers on the front lines and in prayer for those who are sick. We also asked citizens to join in by ringing their bells, honking their horns, or otherwise making a joyful noise in their front yards.
The response has been nothing short of amazing, with our post on Facebook shared almost 9,000 times, reaching more than 378,000 Mississippians.
If you are able, please join us in sound and spirit at 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, April 6, by ringing your bell. We can get through this together, even if it requires us to be apart for now.
Let’s stay healthy. Let’s stay home. And let’s look forward to an even brighter future in Mississippi.