Homosassa Springs, FL– Florida’s first and only Yellow Heart Memorial is open to the public in its new location at Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast Grief Services Administration Office located at 8471 West Periwinkle Lane Homosassa, FL. Visitors are welcome from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday.
Florida’s Yellow Heart Memorial is for remembering our loved ones lost to COVID. Volunteers who created the memorial as they mourn their personal losses. “On April 29, 2020, I lost my extra special brother Bobby to COVID. He was intellectually disabled with a heart filled with love and generosity. People are still dying, and it is devastating. My mom was taken by the virus about a month ago on August 6th. Over 80,000 people in Florida and over 1 million in the US are gone, and we must honor every one of their lives” says Debra McCoskey-Reisert.
Binders and notebooks are on the table at the memorial. Feel free to bring stories, articles, pictures, obituaries, etc. to share with the community. Yellow heart cutouts are on hand to add your loved ones to the memorial.
Yellow Heart Memorial is a nonprofit organization created and curated by COVID Survivor Advocate, Rosie Davis of Texas as a tribute to her mother and those who died due to COVID-19. Its mission is to have the memories of loved ones lost to COVID live forever. Since its first memorial in January 2021, the organization has expanded with chapters across the country. Each memorial also features silhouettes of COVID-19 victims in yellow hearts drawn by 16-year-old Faces of COVID Victims founder Hannah Ernst in honor of her grandfather. For more information, visit YellowHeartMemorial.com.