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Orlando Love PC

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Orlando Love PC
Swap Coordinator:rngstgstll (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards  Themed 
Number of people in swap:11
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:June 19, 2016
Date items must be sent by:July 5, 2016
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Let's send some love to Orlando, folks! In swap comments, we will post a list of possible places in Orlando to send postcards expressing love, support, prayers for strength, wishes for peace, etc. -- feel free to add other possible addresses for civic and support organizations, etc.

Our goal will be to spread some love to the city, no matter how many or how few we are, by sending one postcard to one organizational address in Orlando below, and sending one postcard to our swap partner as well, with any positive, love-spreading message that you choose. Any kind of postcard that reflects your country/ state/ community, love, support, positive thoughts, etc., is welcome -- handmade, store-bought, Zazzle, even a free card if it fits the theme. The consistent message should be one of unity, love, and support. We are all in this together; our cultures, beliefs, religions, and racial and ethnic backgrounds should inform us and teach us but not divide us. We need to understand and reach out to learn from others in order to put ourselves on the side of understanding.

If you have some interest in participating in a group to do periodic swaps to spread snail mail love to areas affected by hate, please let me know. I would love to try to find a way to stand on the side of love through mail on a regular basis!

This swap is open to everyone with a reasonably filled out profile, one swap completed and favorably rated, and no recent or outstanding 1's. I will angel any unsent swaps, and thanks for standing on the side of love :)

Discussion

rngstgstll 06/12/2016 #

Orlando City Hall, PO Box 4990. Orlando, FL 32802-4990, US.

Orlando Fire Department, Station 1, 78 West Central Boulevard Orlando, FL 32801, US.

Orlando Fire Department, Station 2, 1203 W. Robinson St. Orlando, FL 32805, US.

Orlando Fire Department, Station 5, 1818 South Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32806, US.

Orlando Police Department, P.O. Box 913 Orlando, FL 32802-0913, US.

rngstgstll 06/12/2016 #

Orlando Regional Medical Center, 52 West Underwood Street, Orlando, FL 32806, US.

The Center, 946 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, US. (Organization serving the LGBT community of Orlando)

rngstgstll 06/12/2016 #

Latino Leadership, Inc. 8617 E. Colonial Drive Suite 1200 Orlando, Florida 32817 US.

rngstgstll 06/12/2016 #

Islamic Society of Central Florida,1586 N. Goldenrod Road, Orlando FL 32807, US.

Central Florida Red Cross, 5 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, US.

rngstgstll 06/12/2016 #

Emergency Medical Services Office 2002-A East Michigan Street Orlando, Florida 32806

rngstgstll 06/13/2016 #

Orlando VA Medical Center Mobile Medical Unit, 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 32827, US (providing mental health support to community members)

rngstgstll 06/13/2016 #

Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804, US. (crisis call center supporting the community)

The Center (listed above) is probably the support center most specifically involved with the LGBTQ+ community.

Victim Service Center of Central Florida, 2111 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806 (center supporting those affected by violent crimes, including their families).

All three of these centers are places that people are being referred to for immediate mental health support, as is the VA Mobile Unit above.

YooperHill 06/13/2016 #

Orange County Sheriff's Office PO BOX 1440 Orlando, Fl. 32802-1440

District Nine Medical Examiner's Office 2350 E. Michigan Street Orlando, Florida 32806

Florida department of law enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center 500 West Robinson Street Orlando, Florida 32801-1771

Federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms 400 North Tampa Street, Suite 2100 Tampa, Florida 33602

Port St. Lucie Police Department City Hall Municipal Complex Building C 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34984-5099

FBI orlando 850 Trafalgar, Suite 400 Maitland, FL 32751

Fullsteampowell 06/13/2016 #

I don't know if I have cards in my stash that fit the theme, but I just want to say that I love you for making this swap. It makes me feel better to know that it exists.

rngstgstll 06/13/2016 #

And I am so glad that you are out there feeling that way! Maybe a local PC or generic sorta one, or one featuring a hero that works with others, if you would like to participate? I sometimes feel that it is the wanting to help others that is the most important part of the whole thing, anyway :)

Thanks for the addresses, YooperHill!

Drachenfrau 06/16/2016 #

Sent my pc to "The Center" today. Thank you for hosting this wonderful swap!!!

PrairieKittin 06/16/2016 #

I am sending a Post Card to "The Center" today.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7284/276404417116108704441o.jpg)

PrairieKittin 06/16/2016 #

Apparently, the link I gave above is not working. Try this one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/prairiekittin/27640441711/

riftvegan 06/16/2016 #

How about some postcard love to The Pulse?

The Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave, Orlando FL 32806-3034, USA

♥!

Drachenfrau 06/17/2016 #

@riftvegan

Awesome!!! Will send another one to The Pulse! Thank you for the address!!! :-*

rngstgstll 06/18/2016 #

Thanks very much! I have been reading a bit on how agencies and organizations archive mail that has been sent after acts of violence and tragedy. Sometimes mail is collected and reviewed by volunteers to document the history of the event. I have a few links in the Side of Love group posts, I will try to put a few here as well.

smmarrty 06/18/2016 #

I sent one to nightclub and I will send a second card to another agency.

rngstgstll 06/19/2016 #

Here is an interesting report from 2009 about crimes against LGBTQ+ folks in the US -- although not recognized as hate crimes in many places, they tend to be crimes against people rather than property and there may be significant intrinsic bias against the victims of the crimes. I hope that we can make progress by continuing to stand on the side of love.

[More statistics about crime targeting citizens who identify as LGBTQ+ : gay men of color and transgendered individuals statistically more likely to be violently attacked. Let's stand on the side of love :) and let Orlando know that we want more love and less hate in the world -- thanks, everybody!

ladyjbug 06/20/2016 #

I ended up having a lot of cards in my stash, so I sent to many agencies, as well as Pulse. Thank you for thinking of a wonderful swap.

rngstgstll 06/24/2016 #

Yay! I just heard on the news that Pulse employees were reading mail together the other day -- I imagine that some of your postcards may have been there for the Pulse family :)

ScrapHappyGabi 06/29/2016 #

I missed the sign up for this but I am going to jump in and send some love anyway!! <3

rngstgstll 07/ 5/2016 #

Thanks so much, everyone -- it is nice to share some positive thoughts with you all :)

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