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DSM Day of Thanks for Frontline Workers is May 6

May 1, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (May 1, 2020) – Communities in Greater Des Moines are coming together to host the DSM Day of Thanks on Wednesday, May 6. DSM Day of Thanks is a day-long, community-wide celebration of frontline workers. Community members are encouraged to express their thanks to healthcare and other essential workers while practicing social distancing by:

  • Hanging DSM Day of Thanks signs in the windows of their homes and businesses.
  • Doing family coloring activities and chalking sidewalks and driveways with messages of thanks.
  • Posting a thank you message and photo on social media using #DSMstrong.
  • Participating in evening thanks by lighting up homes or workplaces and stepping outside to cheer at 8:30 p.m.

MidAmerican Energy, in collaboration with the Iowa State Patrol, Polk County Sheriff, Des Moines Police Department and Des Moines Fire Department plan to make an appreciation loop at 2:00 p.m. around Iowa Methodist Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Broadlawns Medical Center to show their thanks and appreciation for workers in the medical field.

The culmination of the day will be at 8:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to light up their homes or workplaces in red, white and/or blue, and step out onto their balcony, front step or driveway while practicing social distancing. Participants can shine flashlights, cell phones or holiday lights and cheer in celebration of thanks for frontline workers.

Residents can download DSM Day of Thanks signage by visiting The Partnership's #DSMstrong webpage.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.