Today, the world has a new enemy, the Coronavirus and to defeat it we are relying on a new group of heroes, our frontline healthcare workers (first responders, nurses, emergency physicians and many more). Their courageous efforts and strength are inspiring everyone across the world. However, they are risking their lives (and some are even dying), to serve their communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
I would like to honor our new heroes by sending a Heroic Flag to the most impacted hospital in each state of the United States. The flags could be displayed in hospital lobbies or cafeterias to serve as a reminder of how much their communities appreciate their sacrifices.
Additionally, I will donate the net proceeds to support our forgotten heroes (homeless vets), as their needs have not diminished during the pandemic. I plan to support the Yellow Ribbon program at Turning Points in Bradenton, FL.
While my family and I have not been directly impacted by Covid-19, we are very aware of the risks, as my mom is a healthcare worker in the Sarasota Memorial Hospital network.
It is time for us to 'do something'. Please open your heart and join me in this mission by donating to the project. Thank you, and God Bless.
About my flags:
Each flag is made up of 13 planks of premium pine wood. Each plank is hand carved, torched and stained by yours truly. Once dry, the pieces are assembled and glued together. All 50 stars are carved by me as well, using a wood carving tool. Lastly, a clear finish coat is applied and hardware is installed. Flags are numbered and signed by me. Each flag is unique and designed to honor the heroes in our society.
About your donations:
The cost of making and shipping 50 Heroic Flags (37' long - see photos) will cost approximately $20K (materials, tools, supplies, labor and shipping). That would leave $30K for Turning Points if the $50K goal
Also - To purchase a flag directly, see more photos and learn more about me, visit my website – heroicflags
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