Updated: February 15, 2021 05:28 PM
Created: February 15, 2021 04:55 PM
Valentine's Day has passed, but it's not too late for a handwritten note of love, hope and encouragement.
Life 97.3, a local Christian radio station, is collecting "Notes of Hope" throughout the month of February.
"We all know this has been a really crazy year. It's been so hard on so many people. There's story after story about people trying to connect with grandparents in different ways: iPads, signs outside -- my family did that with our grandma -- or snowmen outside," Station Manager Niki Corbin said.
She and the Life 97.3 staff hope handwritten notes will help lift spirits too. They're encouraging listeners to draw a picture or pick up a card, write something encouraging, then drop it off or mail it to the Life 97.3 Ministry Center on Central Entrance in Duluth.
"The more notes we get, the more smiles we can bring," Corbin said.
They hope to get enough to flood one assisted living facility in each of their "translator communities:" Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Grand Marais, Duluth, Superior, Hayward, Ashland and Spooner.
"I really hope that it just reminds them that they're not forgotten, that they're seen, that they're loved, that their community cares. And I think that's just a big one, you know? People have really felt lonely and lost," Corbin said. "So this is just our way of saying, 'Hey, you're loved.'"
You can find more information on the Life 97.3 website.
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