Thank you all SO very much for leaving your comments on our Cards for Heroes blog post. I hope that there will be troops and their families that find these comments and know that we do care what happens to each of them.
On spring break I had the good fortune to meet Jim and Lylah in person for the very first time. It was on that occasion that I was able to learn more about what it is that Lylah does. During that visit I learned of the organization that has been Lylah's life for some time now. Being the wife of a Marine can't be easy - I admire her so much for taking such an active role in helping others. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund has been helping Marines, sailors and their families cope with the financial hardships they face on the road to recovery. The recovery time from major catastrophic injuries may take several years. Few families are prepared for the expenses they face. They need help immediately. 85% of those injured are between the ages of 18 and 24. They are so young - with so much life yet to live.
I will be completely honest - I don't know if I could ever be the woman who could say good-bye to my loved one, not knowing what the future might bring. That doesn't mean that I can't help, in fact perhaps it is this knowledge that makes me realize that I want to help even more. I am so thrilled to share the following news with you!!! I have been given permission to give all the profits we earn here at Ellen Hutson LLC for the sale of the stamp set "We Remember" to charity! Thank you Richard and Liz for allowing me this opportunity.
My hope is that we not only make lots of cards to send to those individuals who place their own life in jeopardy for the sake of others, but that we can also raise money to help those who did just that and have now come home injured. I have heard far too many stories of those who have been forgotten once they arrived home - let's not do that. Let's stand beside these men, women and families and continue to help them in their time of need! So if you were considering purchasing this stamp set to scrap some pictures, or to create some cards for those who may need our support please do so soon. The sooner you purchase it, the sooner you can get creating and we can forward those dollars to these worthy causes.
Now if you are reading this and thinking, well I'm really not much of a stamper you can still help! By clicking on these links you can go directly to these organizations to learn more about them and to make a donation directly!
It is a thrill to share this stamp set with:
Here are your random numbers:
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Our lucky winner is:
Shirley who stated - This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for your support of our troops. Shirley please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ship this out to you pronto. We hope that you will be able to put this set to good use!
My hope is that our computers will be much more cooperative at work tomorrow and I can get the tag file created and uploaded. Why does technology make one so crazy? LOL! Thanks for hanging in here and being patient as I try and accomplish my computer work in the late night hours and stay tuned for a fabulous creation from Kim tomorrow!!!
Good night everyone :)