BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - One woman has been building support in her community one yard sign at a time.
It’s an idea that took off just four days ago.
“We’ve had, just in the last couple of days, we’ve come up with this. It’s been an outpouring of support,” says Katie Jacobs.
She got the idea for Hoover Strong yard signs from Mary Lou Kunka, who started producing Hoover Strong t-shirts in the wake of protests trying to prevent shoppers from spending money in Hoover. Proceeds from the shirts go to buying gift cards from Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Rock and Roll Sushi, and other establishments, that will be given to Hoover law enforcement officers and support personnel.
Now Jacobs is throwing yard signs into the mix.
“We wanted to show that our community is bigger than all of the adversity that’s going on right now with everything. It’s not supposed to be negative to anyone or any group, but more to show that we stand together and we’re Hoover strong,” says Jacobs.
They’ve gotten 40 orders of the signs so far, which are locally made. Many are just donating money, unable to post the sign because of HOA laws, but Jacobs says it’s nice to see so many reaching out.
“I have gotten probably 100 emails just from people showing support,” she says.
And the business owner who started the t-shirts is now etching Christmas ornaments, whose proceeds will also go toward uplifting Hoover law enforcement.
“And I’m so proud to be a part of the community and everybody in it that’s been amazing,” says Jacobs.
The signs are $10 and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the gift cards. You can order them by sending an email with your request to HooverStrongSign@gmail.com.
Hoover Strong ornaments are $15 and t-shirts are $20 at Lou Lou’s at Patton Creek.