Sunday, February 22, 2009
Recently, I received an email from Lisa Solonynko who is a great inspiration to all.
Lisa was born and raised in Ontario, and had been living in Alberta for 20 years before heading to Cyprus. Her family is currently in Cyprus very isolated, completing a 2 year United Nations Peacekeeping mission. They are dedicated to helping support their community.
While in Cyprus, her family has endeavored to keep their community spirit going. They work with the International community in Cyprus as well as housing abandoned dogs in their home until they are healthy enough to be adopted. Canada is always in their minds and they are raising money for the MFRC through her greeting card sales. Because of my link to Mike McTeague's Wounded Warrior Fund, she has included them as a charity.
Her site makes it easy for both soldiers and families of deployed soldiers to send cards to their loved ones. Simply pick a card...customize the inside message and provide the shipping address. She will send it for you.
If you need a custom design, just let her know and she will create an original piece that is exactly what you need.
Lisa says: Thank you so much for your sacrifice and confirming my Canadian pride. and to Families of Deployed Soldiers: Thank You for your sacrifice and the support you give our members. I know how hard it can be while a loved one is deployed.
Thank YOU Lisa from the bottom of our hearts here in Canada. You're a true inspiration to us all. All the best to you for all you do for our soldiers and families and to your husband on his mission.
Proceeds from her store will go to the following Canadian organizations: Woundedwarriors.ca, and the Military Family Resource Centre.