Hello everyone! If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you might know how I feel about From Our Hearts, an organization which collects and sends hand-made Greeting Cards cards to deployed military personnel. They in turn, use the cards to keep in touch with their family and loved ones back home. Over the past couple of years, this organization has grown from sending out a few boxes of cards each year to sending shipments every 4-6 weeks to more than 40 chaplains in Iraq and Afghanistan. That's ten to twelve thousand cards that are needed each month to meet the growing demand (10,000-12,000).
Martie Shea, founder of the organization, sent out an urgent appeal today. The reserves of cards are dangerously low. They are able to mail out 6 boxes of cards tomorrow (there are approximately 300 cards in each box), and then they will be out of most everything they have!
Martie reports that they are basically out of cards for Wedding, Best wishes, Miss you, Congratulation, Anniversary, and Sympathy. And they are running very low on on Thinking of you, Love you, best wishes and Thank you cards. Cards of all kinds are desperately needed! They need our help to keep the boxes of cards going out to the troops!
Are you able to send 10 or 20 cards or even more? Each card helps and each one is so appreciated by the military personnel who send them and their loved ones who receive them. Check out the From Our Hearts website. You will find numerous thank-yous and testimonies sent from grateful troops. You'll also find there a FAQ sheet which will answer all your questions about donating to From Our Hearts and a printable Inventory Sheet to include with the cards you send!
Thanks so much for your help and support of From Our Hearts!