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Local hospitals and healthcare locations receive signs of gratitude from local outreach association

Apr 22, 2020, 15:17 PM
Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude Logo

Early Monday morning various healthcare locations throughout Skagit County were showered with signs and banners extending heartfelt gratitude for their commitment and consistency in serving the public during this time. Signs of varying sizes were strategically placed throughout the campuses with messages of encouragement and hope to all the department personnel as they arrive and leave their various places of employment. Locations such as Skagit Regional Health, Island Hospital and Peace Health United General Medical Center were each donned with signs of appreciation provided by the many supporters of Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude

Caring, Courage, Compassion Found Here Sign

Some examples of the many sentiments printed on the signs in collaboration with Anthony and Tina Asp of Image360 Burlington, WA include: “Caring, Courage, Compassion found here!”, “Your Community Thanks You!”, “You Touch Lives!”, “You Are Brave!” and many more. The original idea for the showering of gratitude came by request of local Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude (SAofG) supporter Mary Jane Irelan. SAofG Board member, Indira Rouw Wagenbach took the idea and ran with it, devoting many hours in collaboration between multiple administration staff at each of the 4 locations, the SAofG advisory/review board and Image360. Image360, who has been assisting many local small businesses with free signs, was kind enough to donate the smaller signs in support of this community gesture. 

We support you sign outside CVH

Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude was founded by Rena Larsen on March 21, 2020 just prior to the Washington State’s stay at home order. Larsen, who was no longer able to report to work as a school bus driver, conceived the concept and the association was formed within 48 hours. The current mission of SAofG is to support locally owned Skagit small businesses by purchasing their goods/services which are then delivered in gratitude to Skagit County community members who are serving/working the "front lines" during COVID-19. Since the launch of SAofG the local group has reached over 1200 followers on Facebook and has collected over $6000.00 in donations for what is referred to as “Gratitude Gives”. 100% of donations are utilized through these gives. While this “Signs of the Times” project is the largest “Gratitude Give” to date, other gives include local post office workers, 2 local food bank staff and volunteers, various medical clinics, the local humane society and more. SAofG board member, Mike Yoeman (Mike in the morning), didn’t hesitate to jump on “board” with this local crowd funded project and stated “I love how simple it is to make someone’s day and show gratitude yet at the same time, help my neighbors keep their businesses afloat.” When fellow SAofG board member David Bricka, Program Director for Village Concepts of SW Country Meadow Village, found out about this current give it was immediately near and dear to his heart. Bricka stated, “It’s a great morale boost for those working the front lines to see these signs of support from the community. It shows that the hard work they are doing in order to try and keep our loved ones safe and healthy is honestly appreciated.”

Signs outside SVH

 If you would like to contact Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude please reach out to us through these communications:

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Local hospitals and healthcare locations receive signs of gratitude from local outreach association

Apr 22, 2020, 15:17 PM
Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude Logo

Early Monday morning various healthcare locations throughout Skagit County were showered with signs and banners extending heartfelt gratitude for their commitment and consistency in serving the public during this time. Signs of varying sizes were strategically placed throughout the campuses with messages of encouragement and hope to all the department personnel as they arrive and leave their various places of employment. Locations such as Skagit Regional Health, Island Hospital and Peace Health United General Medical Center were each donned with signs of appreciation provided by the many supporters of Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude

Caring, Courage, Compassion Found Here Sign

Some examples of the many sentiments printed on the signs in collaboration with Anthony and Tina Asp of Image360 Burlington, WA include: “Caring, Courage, Compassion found here!”, “Your Community Thanks You!”, “You Touch Lives!”, “You Are Brave!” and many more. The original idea for the showering of gratitude came by request of local Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude (SAofG) supporter Mary Jane Irelan. SAofG Board member, Indira Rouw Wagenbach took the idea and ran with it, devoting many hours in collaboration between multiple administration staff at each of the 4 locations, the SAofG advisory/review board and Image360. Image360, who has been assisting many local small businesses with free signs, was kind enough to donate the smaller signs in support of this community gesture. 

We support you sign outside CVH

Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude was founded by Rena Larsen on March 21, 2020 just prior to the Washington State’s stay at home order. Larsen, who was no longer able to report to work as a school bus driver, conceived the concept and the association was formed within 48 hours. The current mission of SAofG is to support locally owned Skagit small businesses by purchasing their goods/services which are then delivered in gratitude to Skagit County community members who are serving/working the "front lines" during COVID-19. Since the launch of SAofG the local group has reached over 1200 followers on Facebook and has collected over $6000.00 in donations for what is referred to as “Gratitude Gives”. 100% of donations are utilized through these gives. While this “Signs of the Times” project is the largest “Gratitude Give” to date, other gives include local post office workers, 2 local food bank staff and volunteers, various medical clinics, the local humane society and more. SAofG board member, Mike Yoeman (Mike in the morning), didn’t hesitate to jump on “board” with this local crowd funded project and stated “I love how simple it is to make someone’s day and show gratitude yet at the same time, help my neighbors keep their businesses afloat.” When fellow SAofG board member David Bricka, Program Director for Village Concepts of SW Country Meadow Village, found out about this current give it was immediately near and dear to his heart. Bricka stated, “It’s a great morale boost for those working the front lines to see these signs of support from the community. It shows that the hard work they are doing in order to try and keep our loved ones safe and healthy is honestly appreciated.”

Signs outside SVH

 If you would like to contact Skagit Attitudes of Gratitude please reach out to us through these communications: