Rainbows of Hope
Proceeds of this badge will be donated to the WOSM Emergency Response Fund to COVID-19 to support volunteers worldwide in the response to the pandemic.
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The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) launched an Emergency Response Fund to COVID-19 to support volunteers worldwide in the response to the pandemic.
Millions of Scout volunteers are actively supporting the response to fight COVID19 by helping the authorities and early responders; launching awareness campaigns and initiatives to support young people, with special focus on mental health.
This fund will provide financial support for Scouts to deliver COVID-19 response projects where all fund donated will be channeled directly to support National Scout Organizations. While delivering the projects, Scouts are fully adhering to the local health guidelines and are supporting the local and national healthcare systems.
Thousands of people are practicing social distancing worldwide and under stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of coronavirus, but that's not stopping neighbors from leaving messages of hope in the windows of their homes.
It's unclear where or when the effort started, but photos of people putting rainbows, colorful heart cutouts, teddy bears and anything that resembles a sign of hope have been spreading all over social media.
The motivation is simple and varies from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Some are participating because they want their neighbors who have been deemed "essential workers" to see some joy on their way out of their homes. Others say they decorated their windows so families taking walks and getting fresh air have a nice reminder that everyone is in this together.