My name is Rick and I am an average citizen that wanted to make a
positive difference in Ottawa during a time of crisis. In the height of the
Covid-19 pandemic our doctors and nurses, including all of the staff
needed to support their efforts, were putting their lives on the line every
day in order to save their fellow citizens. I found myself concerned
about the long term psychological effects on frontline staff as a result of
the many hours they spent fighting the virus.
When the pandemic first took root I decided to focus my time and
efforts into creating a funding program that provided aid to frontline
healthcare workers and to the hospitals in the regions where they work.
To support this effort I designed a lawn sign that would be visible in our
communities. The intent was to express our deep appreciation for all of
their sacrifices. Although the program enjoyed success in the initial
stages, the move to phase 3 of the Covid response significantly reduced
demand for products like this.
Each sign now sells for $20. Proceeds are distributed according to the
following approximate breakdown:
50% ($10) Allocated directly to frontline healthcare workers at a hospital in your area
50% ($10) Covers manufacturing, distribution, and administration costs
These signs are recyclable with your regular pick up. Signs should not
fade for one year. To support local businesses, all signs were printed in
Ottawa using Canadian materials.
$20 per sign is affordable to most home owners. We do not want your
money if you are in dire straights and only ask that those who can
afford a sign give it serious consideration. Note that FrontlineHW will
not be beholden to any large corporation, government, or individual.
The main goal of the initiative is to ensure that frontline workers know
that they are appreciated and that the public stands with them.
Although we are not using distributors at this time, signs can still be
ordered by the public using the “Contact” section of this web site. Some
businesses also buy 10 – 100 signs to decorate their properties for
Canada Day and show their appreciation for frontline staff and
hospitals in their area.
Let us know if we can help raise money for your community!