NEW YORK, NY— Over the past two weeks, Intersections' Prepare New York coalition project has shipped more than 7,000 "Ribbon Kits" to families, organizations and congregations across the country for it's "Ribbons of Hope" project. From Staten Island to Hawaii, people are writing messages of hope on ribbons that will be tied to twelve mesh canvases in Battery Park over the 9/11 weekend. People of all faiths have already gotten involved—Muslims, Jews, Protestants, Catholics, Hindus, and Buddhists. Secular groups are also getting involved. From Midwest Farmer's groups, to New York City Law firms.
The project has also inspired a number of satellite "tapestries of Hope" to be created in places like Great Barrington, MA and Philadelphia, PA. If you would like to submit a "Ribbon of Hope" message virtually, click here and our partners will create a ribbon for you and hang it on the tapestry.
The Prepare New York project also recently received a $50,000 corporate sponsorship from Emigrant Savings Bank for the "Ribbons of Hope" project and other events.
Communities Around The Country Participating In "Ribbons Of Hope" and "Interfaith Floating Lantern Ceremony"
Hundreds of messages of hope are coming in from around the country. Click below to see what communities are doing to support New York City as the 10th Anniversary of September 11th 2001 approaches.