We all know someone who is putting on a brave face right now to support our community in this time of need. Even though they may be completely exhausted at this point, or possibly secluded from other family members, they are pushing through.
That is why project “Home of the Brave” was created.
“While many of us are safe in our quarantine spaces, the heroes of our community don’t have that luxury,” said Chris Freeman, one of the project’s organizers.
“Unfortunately, the ways we can assist these soldiers on the frontline are limited due to the nature of this invisible enemy. The project helps to fill the community’s need to be involved,” he added.
“First, we have made available 1,000 yard signs to be displayed in your yard, or we can place them somewhere frontline workers will see every day,” Freeman said.
Our frontline neighbors include health care workers, police and fire departments, city workers, grocery stores, pharmacy, delivery drivers and many more. These signs will provide visible recognition of our continued appreciation.
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“We are asking that you donate $10 per sign — 100 percent of these funds will go to providing comfort food or supplies to our frontline heroes from locally-owned vendors,” Freeman said.
There are currently two ways to show your support:
A GoFundMe page has been started. Remember to use the contact button at the bottom to send us your address.
They will also accept checks made payable to“Home of the Brave”and mailed to 1144 Market Street, Suite 200, Wheeling, WV 26003. Remember to include your address if you want a sign placed in your yard.
“As the last line of our great national anthem states, this is the‘home of the brave.’ The soldiers in this war are members of our local community who man the frontline to keep us safe every day. Please consider a small donation to further this cause. We need your help spreading the word about what these signs represent. If you are unable to donate, please consider sharing this information with your friends, neighbors and colleagues,” Freeman said.
Project sponsors include: Carenbauer Distributing, Main Street Bank, Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, TaylorMade Printing and Raymond James — Wheeling Office.