TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A cheerleading squad teamed with a local business to give back to frontline workers who are dealing with the coronavirus on a daily basis.
Snow cones are a great way to brighten someone’s day, but for Itawamba High cheerleader Laura Johnson, the cones are a way of telling healthcare workers “thank you.”
“I think we’re giving them a boost of enthusiasm, just kind of cheering them on and letting them know that their work is not going unappreciated,” she said.
Johnson’s cheer squad handed out free snow cones to healthcare workers at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo earlier in the week.
She got to meet up with her squad in-person for the first time since spring break and loved the opportunity to give back to frontline workers.
“We actually catch them going in between shifts,” she said. “So it’s awesome to kind of see the workers going in and coming out, exhausted and enjoying their snow cones.”
Contracting company F.L. Crane & Sons in Fulton sponsored the giveaway. Tanner Wallace of F.L. Crane said the company wants healthcare workers to know they are valued.
Nursing Director Kristen Long said she loved the idea and believes the giveaway is making an impact.
“We have been amazed at the outpour of love from the community for our healthcare workers here at the hospital,” Long said.