Love Brookings

This is a love note to you, Brookings. We are here for you. Our businesses and our people are what makes this place special. You are the heartbeat. As a community, we will get through this together.


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Love Our Health Care Workers

December 16, 2020

The Brookings community was challenged to cut, write, create and mail at least 1,000 paper hearts to fill the Brookings Hospital Inpatient Care waiting room windows to show appreciation for our health care workers. On December 16, more than 1,777+ hearts were delivered, filling the windows and overflowing to other areas of the hospital spreading messages of love, hope and kindness. Check out the time lapse video of the Brookings Health System team creating the waiting room heart display.


Make it Merry

The best way to spread holiday cheer is to be kind to yourself and others right here.
Participate in our community "Make it Merry" challenge. Let's make the season bright right here in Brookings!

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

And remember...the most important thing you can do to this holiday season is to stay healthy and don’t get sick.



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Love Our Local Art

Download this special heart artwork and place it in a spot that catches your eye often like your front door, window, mirror, fridge door, or dashboard. 

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The featured mural is named Sisu and was painted by Ashley Biggar. "Sisu" is a Finnish word which closely translated is a combination of extraordinary determination, courage and resoluteness in the face of extreme adversity. Check out this downtown mural in person on the Brookings Register alley wall by Nick's Hamburger Shop (corner of Main Avenue & 5th Street).


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Love Our Neighbors

There are plenty of ways to give back to your community. Check out the available volunteer opportunities right here in Brookings. This list is managed and updated frequently by the Helpline Center. 


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Wearing a mask helps to protect others in our community. Here are some tips on wearing a mask. 


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Love Our Local Businesses

Our local businesses are essential for our economy. They bring growth and provide employment. They also care about our community and are the people who live in your neighborhood and know your name. Local businesses are part of what makes Brookings special. Check out this list of local businesses you can support.

6 WAYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS

♥ Shop Local
Buy local and support small business owners, the people who are our neighbors! Many businesses have an option to purchase through their website, Facebook, via a phone call or through email which means you can support local even from the safety of your home!

♥ Order Takeout or Delivery
Many local restaurants have curbside pickup or delivery options. Order from your favorite restaurant or try somewhere new! As long as you don’t have to cook, it will be delicious!

♥ Purchase Gift Cards
Purchase a gift card to use later or to give to someone special. Buy "future you" a date night, shopping spree, or lunch with friends!

♥ Avoid Paying with Cash
Limit the risk of exposure to employees. Credit, debit, and contactless options like Apple Pay are great ways to eliminate touching key pads or handling cash. Plus, these transactions are usually faster, getting you in and out quickly!

♥ Write Good Reviews & Post On Social Media
Help spread the good word! Write positive reviews online of your favorite local businesses. Facebook, Google and Yelp are all great sources to write reviews. Follow, Like, Share, Comment and spread the news of your local businesses to all of your followers!

♥ Be Understanding
We are in unprecedented times. Be understanding. Know that each business is different and they are doing what’s best for them. Reach out to business owners or employees to ask how they are doing, or to simply let them know you support their decisions. It means a lot!


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Download these background and add flair to your phone. 

On mobile, press and hold the image. Save the image. Select to use as your wallpaper.

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COVID-19 questions or concerns? Connect with us directly using Engage Brookings. Visit the website (www.EngageBrookings.com) or download the app on your mobile device.

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