From Officials & Experts
“The families of more than 200 hostages taken by Hamas, including babies and Americans, have been living in hell, anxiously waiting to discover whether their loved ones are alive or dead.
My team and I are working hour by hour, doing everything we can to get the hostages released.
If Hamas cared at all for Palestinian lives, it would release all the hostages,
give up arms, and surrender the leaders and those responsible for Oct. 7.”
President Joe Biden
“The U.S. Won’t Back Down”
The Washington Post, November 18. 2023
Our mission is to create awareness and increase the urgency of rescuing all civilians kidnapped by Hamas and taken to Gaza in its mass terror attack in Israel on October 7th, 2023.
On the date of this mass kidnapping, the hostages ranged in age from 10 months to 85 years old. Proof of life has not been given. The International Red Cross has not been provided with access.
They have not been provided with adequate food. Their locations in Gaza are unknown and most are believed to be held in underground tunnels. They include women who were raped on Oct 7, captives who were physically and severely harmed, seniors with Parkinson's or dementia, children not old enough to be walking, and others who depend completely on medical and adult care.
By this simple project, we aim to accelerate the return of all hostages to their families, including the citizens of the US, Israel, and all nations.
We encourage advocacy among friends, neighbors, elected officials, and all people of good will for the safe return of every hostage immediately.
Bring this project to your local community. Together, let's help...
Blue Ribbons Across The Nation
Bows are are being tied in US Senate & House offices and in AZ, CA, FL, MA, MD, NY, OH, & elsewhere -- on trees, posts, fences, door knobs, & car mirrors -- and with permission, at town halls, parks, schools, public transportation, art installations, and houses of worship.
How you can help
Tie a Blue Ribbon
Buy some wide blue ribbon and wrap it around a very visible tree in your front yard. If you don't have a tree, you can wrap it around a lamp post or something visible on your property.
Post on Social Media
Take a photo of your tree(s) with the blue ribbon, including you and your family if comfortable. Then, simply post the photo to your social media accounts using with the hashtag #BringThemHome
Repeat (again & again)
Bring some blue ribbon to a friend
or neighbor and ask to do it with them. Start with people you know who share your interests. You'll get more ribbons tied this way, faster, and have a greater impact.
This grassroots initiative was started by ordinary people in Greater Boston who share a belief that taking hostages is never acceptable, no matter the cause.
Please join us.
The founders and first lead organizers, in order: Leslie, David, Jay, Shira, Wes, Judith, Mindy, Rebecca, Shari, Dan, Naomi, Melissa, Karen, and Cindy.