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Miller: Sacrifice pays off, better days ahead

Posted: Sunday, May 3, 2020 | Views: 1928

Miller: Sacrifice pays off, better days ahead

A Message from Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller:

If April showers bring May flowers….what will this May bring to us here in Tangipahoa Parish?

I know…everywhere we go, everyone is talking about the pandemic. COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s lives, and here in Tangipahoa, we’ve all made sacrifices to keep our community safe from this dreaded illness.

Over the course of the last seven weeks, we’ve had more than 500 of our residents test positive for the Coronavirus. During that time, we have lost more than 20 of our brothers and sisters here in Tangipahoa. The statistics here, across our region, and worldwide are sobering.

With that said, little by little, we are making progress. I am so proud of the choices our people make every day to do their part to "Flatten the curve.” Many of our residents have changed their routines, venturing out of their homes once a week—some even less—so that their sacrifice protects the health and welfare of a friend, relative, or neighbor. I appreciate those who have taken the initiative to use PPE masks—and all of you who have made your own whether to use personally or to share with those in need. These “little” efforts go a long way in safeguarding the health and welfare of our entire community.

Has it been hard? Yes. As a friend of mine said last week, when the risk is great, you choose to give up lots of things. “But the fruit of quarantining is worth every seed,” she said, adding that because of her health-fragile child, her family has had to go through this experience several times. “But it has paid off times a million,” she said. “It takes responsibility, perseverance, dedication, and love. Love for your fragile friends, love for your fellow neighbors, and love for your healthcare workers.”

I truly believe that we are headed in the right direction. Better days are ahead of us, thanks to all of you for doing your part. We will get through this together, and we will be stronger than ever before. Thank you, as always, for all you do to make Tangipahoa Parish the very best place to live and work and play.

With love, Parish President Robby Miller

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