Wednesday, November 9, 2016

279 Acts for Heroes

This is in collaboration with Jeremiah 31:3 Ministries. (my ministry) 

Today I decided to look up how many Police Officers have been shot in 2016... I was saddened to learn that according to, as of Nov. 9 2016, 279 Law enforcement officers have been shot or killed.... REALLY? 279 people have either laid down their lives or were willing to in order to protect us! Why does that go unnoticed?!? A couple more facts I found out were: on average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 61 hours. Every 61 hours people!! Also, since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice... 

When I learned all of this, I felt God lay on my heart to do something to bring smiles and love to Police Officers instead of what they usually face. So here is what we came up with. Presenting..... *drum roll "279 Acts for Heroes" (use #279acts on social media) Here is what I propose. Together, you and I are going to complete 279 acts of kindness for Law Enforcement Officers! We can bring love to them instead of hate. They serve us and keep us safe. They have laid down their lives! How can we not appreciate them? Do you think we can do this? I believe with God's help we can!! 
Anything you can do for your local Police Officers will be appreciated. Bring them donuts, healthy treats, handmade thank you cards, flowers, and anything else you can think of! (PleWhen you do something please email me and I will add it to the list below. 279 is big number. but I believe that with God, we can complete this big project! Also please share this on social media or anywhere you can! Please spread the word! #279acts READY? Can we do this? Yes we can! :) (You are welcome to print and use the card below to go with your acts of kindness for police officers.) More ideas HERE.
257 acts of kindness left to complete 

#1. Sent Thank-You cards to 8 local Police Stations 
#2. Made and brought cookies to local station -Sam J.
#3. Brought a snack basket to local station
#4. Brought donuts to local station -Marilyn D.
#5. Made and brought a meal to an Officer's family we personally know
#6. Witnessed lady buying coffee for a Police Officer -Kirsten B.
#7. Brought a gift basket to local station -Liz. B
#8. Brought a gift basket to local state trooper station - My family
#9. Sent a gift card to a Police Officer's family - Jill. B
#10. Brought breakfast in to officers at station (she works there) - Janelle R.
#11. Made hand-print thank you cards with kids
#12. Brought a basket of items in to local station - Meaghan B.
#13. Gave a treat to someone in honor of an injured officer
#14. Gave a treat to someone in honor of an injured officer
#15. Gave a gift card to a Officer neighbor - Jim D.
#16. Bought a coffee for a Police Officer observing traffic - Lyn Z.
#17. Gave a Target gift card to a Police Officer at the gas station - Pat B.
#18. Made and brought cards in to local station - R&R B.
#19. Brought fruit and vegetables into local station - Lisa G.
#20. Brought blue suckers and a thank you card in to local station
#21. Brought bananas to local station - Melissa W.
#22. Made thank you cards and delivered to local station - Rebekah B.

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