Say Thank You to Local Heroes
The first half of 2020 has been a rollercoaster of fear and emotions. The world was thrown into a state of change that had not been seen for several generations. At the front of this battle, our heroes stood strong, not wearing tights or capes, but uniforms, scrubs, masks, and gloves all ready to fight this for all of us.
The words “Thank You” don’t seem enough. How do we convey our gratitude to those that put their lives at risk so we can stay home with our families to flatten the curve? Here are a few ideas to say Thanks.
Restaurant Gift Cards
It would be great to give out large enough giftcards so they could take their whole family to dinner, but think about ways to stretch your funds farther to reach more heroes. Consider $5 - $10 gift cards to local restaurants. This will give enough money for either a drink or appetizer. It will also help the economy and struggling restaurants.
Food Drop Off
You will probably have to coordinate this in advance, but schedule a meal that you can deliver to our heroes. They will love some food to refuel. Dropoffs at police stations, fire halls, and emergency rooms are sure to boost morale.
Letters of Encouragement
Take the time to sit down with family and write letters of encouragement to these heroes, expressing your appreciation for what they’re doing. If you have children, get them to draw these heroes. Their artwork will be a blessing to these first responders. You can send them or hand-deliver (at a safe distance) to your local fire halls, police stations and hospitals. They are separated from their families right now; these letters will include them in yours.
"Heroes are extraordinary people who choose not to be ordinary." - Kevin Brown, Motivational Speaker/Author