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‘Zero Hero’ Pledges Make a Difference

By Chris Picciuolo

Many Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community families are pledging to be a Zero Hero and help “zap” the COVID-19 pandemic out of the Community. Beginning on April 23, when non-Community and Community members send an email pledge to ZeroHero@srpmic-nsn.gov, participants will receive a form to fill out with their participant information, along with the names and ages of pledges in the household. 

Once the form is filled out, participants will receive a thank-you letter in the mail for taking the pledge, along with a sticker and a wristband. The letter encourages participants to send a photo to the Zero Hero email address showcasing their Zero Hero sticker with their face mask on and to share how they’re helping the Community to stay safe and healthy. 

Zero Hero participants pledge to:

• Stay home except to pick up food, attend to medical needs or provide care for someone,

• Wash hands and surfaces often and thoroughly,

• Stay 6 feet or more apart from others,

• Wear a mask when out in public places, and

• Stay connected by communicating regularly with family and friends through social media, video chats or by phone.

As of July 16, the SRPMIC Community Relations Office reported that a total of 199 pledges have been received, from 72 children and 127 adults. Of the youth pledges, 39 were SRPMIC-enrolled children and 33 were non–SRPMIC-enrolled children. Of the adults, 49 were SRPMIC-enrolled and 78 were non–SRPMIC-enrolled. Use the #IamAZeroHero hashtag on social media to show pride in what you are doing to #ZaptheEpidemicRightOut.