Evansville Libraries Launches Hearts for Heroes Campaign

Whenever there is a tragedy or an event that affects us all in a negative way, there are those who provide light in the darkness. Groups or individuals who take up the challenge before us with the aim of helping others through these difficult times. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, they are the first responders. We have seen police, firefighters and paramedics rush into danger to protect and save the lives of those caught in the middle, sacrificing their own safety for the sake of others. When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the United States in March 2020, we saw a new group of heroes rise above the chaos to help those who had contracted the virus. A fight they continue to this day as new variants emerge and lead to an increase in the number of cases. Of course, I’m talking about front-line workers. Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff across the region literally come face to face with the virus every day as they sacrifice their own safety to work to cure the sick. We will probably never be able to fully thank them for the work they have done and continue to do, however, the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) gives us the chance to give them a little token of our appreciation.

EVPL on Tuesday announced the launch of its “Hearts for Heroes” campaign which gives the public the opportunity to write a Valentine’s Day letter to these frontline workers expressing their appreciation and gratitude for their efforts.

Valentines are currently available to everyone eight EVPL sites. All you have to do is stop at the location closest to you and type in a blank letter. You can either fill it out right away or take it home if you want to take the time to think about what you want to write. In any case, you must ensure that your letter is returned to the mailbox (like the one pictured above) at this location (or any location) before the close of business. Wednesday, February 9.

[Source: Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library]

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