HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police in Henrico sent out 200 Valentine’s Day cards on Thursday to spread some much-needed love to senior citizens at long-term care facilities.
Officers did this as part of the county’s “Spread the Love” initiative, which asks citizens to make homemade cards for some of the 8,000 residents at long-term care facilities.
To participate, individuals and groups of all ages are encouraged to dig into their craft supplies and be creative. Cards should have a general message and not be intended for a specific person or gender.
Completed cards should be mailed to Henrico EngAGE; Attn: Sara Morris; P.O. Box 90775; Henrico, VA 23273-0775. Cards need to arrive by Friday, Feb. 5, to allow for distribution to long-term care facilities in time for Valentine’s Day on Sunday, Feb. 14.
“We saw an opportunity to give back to the community in a special way and wanted to participate,” said Henrico Police Lieutenant Matthew Pecka.
The initiative is sponsored by Henrico’s EngAGE program.