Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Every state in the Union: one wounded warrior

Encourage one specific hero with a note of thanks, get well, and encouragement!

A friend of CFH would like us to help give her wounded marine, Ben, some encouragement in his recovery; his unit sustained several losses in the attack, and Ben was seriously injured. He's being a typical hero and doesn't want "the attention" (they all seem to deny being heroes!) but she'd love for him to be flooded with notes from across the USA!

Our hope is that CFH cardmakers will step up quick and help us get a card to him from every state in the Union! Are you up for it? Here's the plan:

  1. Sign up to represent YOUR state by leaving a comment on this post! We can take multiples of course for a state, but we'd like to see if we can get cards from all over.

  2. Make a card for Ben — thank you, get well, patriotic or just plain cheery! Do your best work...he deserves it :)

  3. Write a note inside positive and uplifting, thank you, get well wishes. (no sympathy for his unit's losses, please).

  4. Mail it to any shipper's address — they'll pack them all up and get them to Ben at the hospital! You can include it in one of your card shipments (be sure it's marked well so we don't miss it), or send it by itself (you can send it in a regular envelope rather than an envelope-inside-an-envelope).

  5. Deadline — we'll send them weekly as they arrive, but please try to get it done by Sept 30th or so...otherwise you know you're going to forget.

  6. Reminder — right now, go grab a stickynote and write down "CARD FOR BEN" on it, so you don't forget! :)

And if you'd like, post a link to your card below so we can all go see!

***UPDATE: HERE'S THE STATE LIST SO FAR!!****

Arizona
California
California
California
Connecticut
Florida
Louisiana
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll send Ben a card from Montana.

Anonymous said...

Please add Missouri - my card goes in the mail tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Snowing in Alaska..nice day to make a card for Ben. Please add Alaska to your list. Thanks!