When the pandemic started roughly a year ago, I felt helpless. I am always the person that when something happens, I volunteer my time. With covid all I could do is be a responsible individual and social distance and wear a mask.
My wife and daughters are in healthcare at a nursing home and we didn’t want to be the cause of patient 0 at their facility. Also my mom lived in that home as well, so added reason to follow guidelines.
In April 2020 my daughter and I cut a plywood heart and painted it red to put on our mailbox. We posted on Facebook that if anyone else wanted a heart we would try to accommodate. 300 hearts later and $1500 in donations that was used to purchase healthy meals for front line medical workers.
People would stop at my home and drop off sheets of plywood and left over red paint for us to use.
It was such a rewarding experience and figured a way to make a difference in our community. We would even at times go to homes of front line medical workers and put a heart in their lawn. I still drive around and see our hearts hanging on mailboxes and front doors.