Say “Thank You” to Rhode Island’s Health Care Heroes with a Letter
This spring, Dear Rhode Island is mailing letters to thank the health care heroes of the pandemic.
Snail mail may seem like a thing of the past but saying “thank you” never goes out of style. This spring, Dear Rhode Island is mailing letters to thank the health care heroes of the pandemic. This community initiative encourages Rhode Islanders to write letters thanking frontline health care workers at Care New England, Thundermist and Prospect ChaterCARE for all they’ve done to keep us healthy and safe throughout the pandemic. In a time of physical distance, there’s something deeply comforting and genuine about holding a handwritten or typed letter and knowing someone took the time to write it and postmark it.
Dear Rhode Island hopes to send one thousand letters to nurses, doctors and other health care workers before April. Be sure to sign up by March 20 to be partnered with a local health care facility and have your letter mailed by April 15. Letter writers for this initiative should not expect a reply. Should you like a penpal, you can sign up for Dear Rhode Island’s mutual letter exchange in April. Created by members of the What Cheer Writers Club, Dear Rhode Island brings letter writing back into vogue as a fun, socially-distanced way to connect Rhode Islanders. For more details, visit dearri.com.