Overwhelmed care facility in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill wins public show of support for hard-working staff
Franklin Stone and her husband David Wenk recently came up with a plan to express gratitude for those city health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic during day shifts.
Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Monday, at the couple’s request, a hyper-local cheering crowd gathered outside the Cobble Hill Health Center to express gratitude for the tireless work of the facility’s health team.
Center staff waved back from outside the front doors of the 360-bed facility, which is among the U.S. care homes hardest hit by COVID-19 infections; the facility has recently reported 55 deaths.
The day workers’ clap mirrors the daily 7:00 p.m. clap-and-cheer that honors evening-shift workers throughout the city.