Love In The Air 2020 Gratitude Project for First Responders (October 9 through 19, 2020)
Who: Individuals, Families, Organization Memberships… Everyone!
What: Love In The Air 2020—Gratitude Project for First Responders Make cards and small posters (the size of a piece of construction paper or smaller) showing love and gratitude to send to first responders who have helped or are still helping with the Glass Fire.
How: Send by mail or drop off at one of the locations below. Organizations can also collect gratitude projects separately for bulk drop-off or pick-up.
Three years ago, in the middle of the night, unprecedented fire storms swept through Sonoma County. In response, our community pulled together to support the many people who had to leave their homes, the many people who lost their homes, and the first responders who traveled from across the country and around the world to help. A poster that quietly appeared all over town and the valley became our community rallying call: The Love In The Air Is Thicker Than The Smoke. We cooked meals for each other, provided refuge and a safe place to sleep, kept each other informed, and discovered an even deeper love for our community and our valley. We watched in awe as firefighters tirelessly returned to the frontlines, risking their own safety for our own. Our police offers, dispatchers, and emergency medical responders were there from the very first calls for help, alerting us when we needed to leave and keeping watch over our neighborhoods until we could return.
When: Now through Monday, October 19, 2020 Where: Sonoma Valley and Beyond
Why: Our first responder heroes have once again stepped up to save and protect us. This year brought an early start to the fire season with the August lightning fires. Over the last month, the Glass Fire caused devastating damage to both Sonoma and Napa counties, and the fast and expert work of local and visiting first responders successfully protected lives and prevented further damage to homes and businesses. Join us in reflecting on what happened three years ago, recognizing how far we have come since then, and thanking the first responders who have stepped up to help with the ongoing Glass Fire. Love In The Air 2020 Gratitude Project (2 of 2)
The Idea: Make a card or poster up to the size of a piece of construction paper sending love and gratitude to local and visiting first responders. Mail directly or drop-off your contribution at the addresses below. Organizations can also collect contributions separately and drop them off at one of the addresses below or arrange a pick-up with Rachel through the contact information below.
Deadline: Drop off by Monday, October 12 for first delivery, or by October 19 for final delivery.
Where: Drop off: Sonoma City Hall, Payment Drop Box (anytime) (located behind the column near the front door) Sonoma City Hall, Front Desk (M-F, 8am-noon, 1-5pm by appointment) (call (707) 938-3681)) SVFRA Fire Station #1, (8am-5pm) (630 Second Street West, Sonoma) Mail to: Gratitude Project Fire Station #1 630 Second Street West Sonoma, CA 95476 For questions or bulk pick-up: Rachel Hundley firstname.lastname@example.org (707) 999-8394
Also: Before you put your gratitude project in the mail or drop it off, please take a photo and send it to email@example.com so it can be shared with our first responders and our community!
Social Media: If you post a photo of your gratitude project on social media, please use the hashtag: #loveintheair2020