“Our initial goal was 500 cards”said Griffin
“but we met that goal in just a couple days and decided to shoot for 1,000”she continued. As the cards continued to pile in, the trio continued to increase the goal with no idea that they would end up with more than quadruple their first goal.
“When I saw the post on Facebook, I was moved and it hit me and I thought to myself why would I not want to do that”Turner told FYN. Kinman has a son in the reserves who has recently completed basic training and AIT was moved by the outpouring of support from her family, friends, coworkers and customers. That’s right…customers! Kinman gathered up a basket of cards and asked each customer if they would like to sign a card for a soldier while she rang their order up. Her son, Matthew, who is the service member mentioned earlier, spent a few hours at her store asking customers if they would like to sign a card for his fellow comrades. With being in uniform, no one had the heart to tell him no. When asked what her thoughts were about the outcome, Kinman said
"I'm humbled by the action taken by our community".