City of Thornton News Release Logo For Immediate Release:   4/10/2020
Contact: Communications Director
Todd Barnes, 303-538-7279


Thornton Launches Thoughtful Thornton
Program Encourages Neighbors to Help Neighbors

THORNTON, CO… Thornton has launched the Thoughtful Thornton campaign, giving residents some simple tools to help neighbors-in-need during Colorado's Stay-at-Home order. The campaign, found at gocot.net/thoughtfulthornton, features documents such as a flyer and postcards, in English and Spanish, that people can print at home, fill out with contact information, and tape to a neighbor's door. These documents tell the neighbor that they are available and willing to help. "If people know a neighbor who might need a simple errand run for them, or just a friendly ear to listen, we believe these simple tools provided in Thoughtful Thornton will help make the connection," says Thornton Communications Director Todd Barnes. There are also signs that can be printed from the campaign webpage that a neighbor can print and tape in their windows; green to indicate "I am fine today" and yellow to signal to their helpful-neighbor that they need some kind of assistance. 

"Thoughtful Thornton will help residents easily communicate with a neighbor that might need a little more assistance in this challenging time," says Barnes. "In this day of physical distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, contacting your neighbors and helping isn't easy, so being able to leave messages offering help is ideal. This campaign was born out of the kindness and willingness of Thornton neighbors to help each other."

These helpful tools can be found at gocot.net/thoughtfulthornton. For more information visit www.thorntonco.gov.


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