budd & wham Cards for seniors
Mary Witkowski has volunteered to help those who wish to create Cards to cheer up Seniors and others at nursing homes.
Contact her at email@example.com
My friend Budd Gilbert, a WHAM member and veteran, has been fighting cancer for awhile now and he wrote to me saying he had been so depressed a few weeks ago just sitting home waiting for his wife to get home each day. He told me that just when he was feeling the lowest he received a whole bunch of cards in the mail saying how much he mattered. He said that gave him courage and a reason to go on.
“So I was serious about getting cards and crafts to the shut-ins and Connie from WHAM took me serious. She started a campaign to create and then deliver to the elderly in shut-in, no visitors situations. Next we will be asking the parents of the children who are not going to school right now to have their children make cards to give to the seniors. We also will be asking an organization in Mesa for they to do the same. We are asking for donations for supplies but mostly for your time and effort to make the cards. You can drop off your cards at WHAM, WHAM is Closed right now, but there is a box on the back patio that says Seniors Cards, please deposit there. A couple of truths involved here: Focusing on serving others is absolutely the best therapy to take the focus off our problems.” Wrote Budd Gilbert on FB 3/17/2020.
Because of his inspiring story I felt like we all need to do something during these times of Coronavirus that would bring us together and feel like we were doing something. I started a CARDS FOR SENIORS campaign on March 17, 2020 where only (6 – 8 people at a time gather) at WHAM to make uplifting cards to be delivered to senior residents in our communities. Even though WHAM’s doors are closed to the public you can drop off your cards at WHAM’s back Patio in a Box that says “CARDS FOR SENIORS”. We plan to deliver to the senior residents in a bundle that says these cards have been isolated for 48 hours, therefore, if they were infected, the virus dies on paper and cardboard in 24 hrs. These cards will be disinfected and placed in bags.
This is a perfect thing to get your kids that are out of school doing. They will understand how important it is to give to their communities, care about others around them, and have fun doing something constructive. Please help and make someone’s day a little brighter.
** according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
Please contact Budd or Connie if you want to be involved.