Spread The Love: York County Residents Create Positive Messages During Pandemic

Apr 8, 2020

For almost seven years, Wendy Hersey’s job driving a garbage truck in Manchester Township has been typically consistent: the same houses, the same neighborhoods and the same residents.

Lately, though, the views on her route have changed. Rainbows, brightly colored hearts and teddy bears line the sidewalks and houses of the streets she passes, spreading positive messages and encouragement for Hersey and all who drive by.

“People can rise above things that are going on; people can rise above all of this and show care and concern for their neighbor,” said Hersey, who lives in Red Lion. “When I’m working and driving around, it lifts my spirits.”

The positive messages and imagery aren’t just in Manchester Township — they’re appearing all over York County and across the United States.

The Spread the Love campaign has taken hold for crafty Americans across the country, encouraging many to spread messages of positivity during a time when many are feeling hopeless and afraid, as cases of COVID-19 continue to grow across the globe.

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