We received hundreds of words of encouragement and mementos in 2012 that lifted our spirits. Our foundation knows how much it meant to us then and now, which is why we made banners for other Communities who found themselves in the all too familiar position we have been in. We found a connection with every person that approaches to sign the banner. The sharing of compassion in that moment, brings light between us, and that CAN change the world. Because with each hug shared, and each word written, our hearts were added to the hundreds on the banner and beyond to make a combined force of Love and Strength which is more powerful than anything else! Below are pictures of the banners we have sent. Since the installation of the memorial the significance of sending paper cranes became our new way of reaching out. Visit our Paper Crane Peace Project tab to learn more about it.

 

Project Hope Baskets

Our foundation was honored to partner with Project Hope Baskets to bring the banner signed by so many of you to Las Vegas at the end of October. Katie, Mega and Caleb Medley, along with Megan Dearman, Jennifer Witkowski, and Maria and Anna-Leece Carbonell brought hugs and hope to many of the first responders. They were also very touched by the outpouring of gratitude from many of the locals whom all had a common sentiment “We are so amazed by the resilience and compassion we have experienced in our Community.” A sentiment we in Aurora share as well. Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible!