#TeamKentucky wristbands honor late Winchester woman, raise funds for local organizations
A local woman is selling wristbands as a way to honor her late sister and spread encouragement during the coronavirus outbreak.
Angela Berry has a goal to sell more than 600 of the blue wristbands that read “#TeamKentucky #Together.”
All proceeds from the wristband sales will benefit local outreach organizations such as Clark County Community Services, the First Baptist Church food bank and New Beginnings.
Bracelets are $3 each, and shipping is $2 per order.
Berry’s sister, Rondolyn Berry Keita, died from her injuries in a wreck on U.S. 60 May 26, 2019. It is suspected that the other driver was under the influence, Berry said.
As the one-year anniversary of her sister’s passing approaches amid a global pandemic, Berry wanted to find a way to give back in her sister’s memory.
“She was very much involved in the community and loved to help others,” she said.
Rondolyn worked for a hearing and speech company and nannied for numerous families in Winchester over the years. Her sister said she loved children.
“To be able to do this in her memory is a reminder of the type of person she was and I am,” she said. “We love to help others. We were raised that way. I wish I could give millions, but I don’t have that. This is a way I can help even in a small way.”
Berry is taking orders through her Facebook page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She hopes the bracelets will remind others to be safe during these times.
“I hope they shine a little light in a dark time,” she said. “I hope they remind us that we’re all on the same team. When we look at these bracelets, we can be reminded to stay healthy at home and be safe until this passes.”
Being able to honor her sister gives Berry peace in a difficult time.
“This is something she would have done,” she said.
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