Come Together: Stevens Point woman works for unity during outbreak
By Kris Leonhardt
STEVENS POINT – A Stevens Point woman is working to create a sign of unity during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lacey DeVivo, her mother, and friends are organizing an evening lighting, which starts March 24, in an opportunity to join the Stevens Point community together.
“The event happens every night at 7:11 p.m. until (the) stay-at-home order is lifted,” DeVivo said. “Everyone just goes to their porch, or front of the house, with a flashlight or porch light and wave and knowledge their neighbor to make sure everyone is well taken care of and doesn’t need any assistance.
“This way also practicing social distancing but seeing a human face other than through the internet.
“The idea came from my friends and mother talking about how we can keep our community safe and united. We have to make sure everyone in this town is safe and doing this nightly wave to the neighbors will help point out if someone is in need of help.”
DeVivo said that her goal with the event is to create an avenue for community support, during the social distancing directives.
“My goal to get out of this is, we all are trying to get through this; why don’t we do it together to make sure your neighbor is ok.
“I love this town and don’t want someone to suffer without anyone there to help or assist them. “