The Heart of a Hero

Soldier Shields Woman From Exploding Car: ‘It’s going to have to go through me to get to you’

While most people may not feel compelled to run towards a car engulfed in smoke, Staff Sergeant Cory Hinkle says that he “did not think twice”. Hinkle our hero, who is an Iraq combat veteran, says that he was on his way home from the National Guard base in Charlotte, North Carolina when he witnessed a head-on car… Continue reading The Heart of a Hero

Celebrity chef José Andrés: People Helping People in Need

Celebrity Chef Brings 45,000 Meals to Puerto Rico-and Won’t Stop There

For nine days celebrity chef José Andrés has been in Puerto Rico cooking and delivering thousands of daily meals for hungry survivors of Hurricane Maria-and he’s only getting started. “We have big dreams, because people have big needs,” the Spanish-American chef told his Twitter followers in a video update. Today alone he says the crew from… Continue reading Celebrity chef José Andrés: People Helping People in Need

Home is where the Heart is

Woman Sews Inspirational Quotes Into Blankets to Warm Hundreds of Homeless People’s Hearts

Messages like “Home, Sweet Home” are fairly common in the world of needlepoint, but for some homeless people, homes-and sweet messages are hard to come by. That’s why one Australian woman resolved to use her sewing skills to help provide warmth and comfort to those in need.  As part of her New Year’s resolution… Continue reading Home is where the Heart is

Send Scrolls of Hope your Heroes

Hero Awareness for Good Samaritans

Scrolls of Hope is beginning an awareness program for our Good Samaritans and Heroes. These people of goodwill do not look for recognition. They toe the line without any thought to themselves. They are the good Samaritans who see a need and inherently fill it without any ulterior motive. They seldom receive credit for their actions and are usually anonymous to the masses. Their natural demeanor is structured around the golden rule and the virtues of man.

Every day is a good day to honor and remember the people who selflessly change our perspective, our lives and bring out the good in all of mankind.

Scrolls of Hope has developed a special way to show appreciation to the humanitarians in our lives. These are the caregivers, saviors, defenders, and educators.

  • Doctors and Nurses who tend to our well-being
  • Firefighters and Paramedics that save our lives
  • Soldiers that defend our country
  • Volunteers who see a need and fulfill it
  • Policemen that keep us safe
  • Teachers that broaden our minds
  • Courageous individuals that do the extraordinary

Tell us about your HERO

Your hero will be posted on the Scrolls of Hope Facebook page, Twitter and on Pinterest. We will send you an email with links to each post.

There are many heroes in our lives. Their sacrifices and actions make a significant difference to us all. We all want to send thanks to these humanitarians. Here is a place to let them know how much they are appreciated.
Send us your heroes. Tell us what they have done for you or our community. We will create a Plaque of Appreciation to honor them and their good deeds. To acknowledge and show gratitude for our everyday heroes, Scrolls of Hope will post each Plaque of Appreciation through social media to be shared and enjoyed by all.

Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Send a Genuine Plaque of Appreciation

Through Scrolls of Hope, you can send a memorable message in a bottle expressing your gratitude to someone that has made your life better. A copy of the message will also be placed in a beautiful Plaque of Appreciation to be displayed for years to come. Visit Scrolls of Hope and go to the Good Samaritan Page.

American’s come to the aid of those in need from recent hurricane

As people emerge from the safety of shelters and return home after the rage of Hurricane Irma, we are getting an idea of the storm’s damage. Hurricane Irma has left scattered patterns of destruction throughout Florida and other southeastern states. The estimated cost of $100 billion dollars of damage and Florida alone, 12 deaths have been reported thus far. American’s come to the aid of those in need.

Areas affected by this current wrath:

  • Florida Keys – an estimated 25 percent of homes were demolished and an additional 65 percent were extensively damaged in the Florida Keys. At least two people have died, but it is unknown whether the storm was responsible.
  • Miami – Five-foot storm surges also sank and beached dozens of boats, and flooded the roads and buildings in some of the city’s most expensive districts like Brickell.
  • St. Augustine -Many roads are still blocked by debris and flooding—stalling emergency vehicles—and homes have collapsed and had their foundations eroded. At least one person died from a heart attack.
  • Marco Island – Many cell towers toppled over, 15 homes lost their roofs or suffered other serious damage.
  • Jacksonville – most severe flood since 1864, The 5-foot storm surges submerged park monuments and the roads resembled rivers. Fires and trees falling on homes caused numerous injuries. The situation in Jacksonville could become even more disastrous, as the water levels are expected to rise and fall in the coming days.
  • Naples  – Residents experienced 6-foot storm surges and almost 12 inches of rain. Homes collapsed and had their roofs ripped off due to the over 140 mph winds

A way to help is to contribute to the ‘Scrolls of Hope’ Disaster Relief Package.
The creation of this package is to inspire groups and individuals to pool their resources together to help a victim of disaster get back on their feet.

 

Contribute To The Scrolls Of Hope Disaster Relief Package

Each package contains a variety of items that will help in most emergency situations. It includes basic personal hygiene items, towels, a blanket and a pillow to help with general care and comfort. For more extreme situations, we have included an emergency shelter, water-holding container, flash light and a rain poncho. To pass the time, there are playing cards, game books, crayons and writing accessories. To help carry these items there is a small sports backpack and a large convenient duffle bag

Choose your contribution

Contributions range from $1.00 to a complete package. As contributions are received they are pooled together to assemble and send Disaster Relief Packages to those in need. If you would like more information please visit us at www.scrollsofhope.com or go directly to view the Victims of Disaster page.

Scrolls of Hope – Disaster Relief Package

 Bringing Hope To Victims Of Disaster
‘Hand-In-Hand’

Anyone can contribute to the ‘Scrolls of Hope’ Disaster Relief Package.
The creation of this package is to inspire groups, clubs, and fundraising
events to pool their resources together to help a victim of disaster get back on their feet.

Contribute To The Scrolls Of Hope
Disaster Relief Package

Scrolls of Hope - Disaster Relief Package
Each package contains a variety of items that will help in most emergency situations. It includes basic personal hygiene items, towels, a blanket and a pillow to help with general care and comfort. For more extreme situations, we have included an emergency shelter, water-holding container, flash light and a rain poncho. To pass the time, there are playing cards, game books, crayons and writing accessories. To help carry these items there is a small sports backpack and a large convenient duffle bag.

Want To feel better? Do Something kind For someone else.

Oftentimes with the hustle and bustle of daily life, common courtesy and civility can be forgotten. It’s easy to get caught up in our many responsibilities and feel we just don’t have the time to help others or stop and make a kind gesture.

When was the last time you helped someone without expecting anything in return?

I wish I could say I did this more often and not just because it’s the right thing to do. Research shows that committing acts of kindness is one intentional activity that can have a major influence on our level of happiness.

Psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky reveals a plethora of information on how we can live a happier life in her wonderful book ‘The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want’. According to her research, one way to boost positive emotions and well-being is to commit random acts of kindness.

Committing acts of kindness offers many benefits such as:

  • Giving us positive self-regard and feeling better about our own good nature
  • Providing more positive social interactions and chances to make friends
  • Relieving distress about other peoples’ misfortunes
  • Leading to a greater likelihood people will help us in return
  • Helping us see the world as a more generous and caring place

There are also a few keys to consider in getting the most out of your acts of kindness:

  1. The greater the variety of kind acts the better – Committing a wide variety of kind acts has a greater impact than doing the same thing over and over again.
  2. Commit more acts of kindness in a shorter period – Respondents in studies show higher rates of happiness by committing more acts of kindness in a shorter period of time as opposed to spreading them out across numerous days.
  3. Do something you wouldn’t normally do – Showing kindness in a way you wouldn’t usually do is an important factor. Think of ways to show kindness that isn’t a natural part of your daily life or normal responsibilities.

There are countless ways to show you care, such as letting someone go ahead of you in line, doing chores that you normally don’t do, or helping a stranger in need.

Consider all the ways you can offer kindness to others and begin making a list that you can begin to apply in your daily life. You can also check out ‘31 Days of Kindness: A Manifesto for Making Kindness a Daily Habit’ which is an initiative for the month of March from the personal development site ‘The Bridgemaker’. There are over 132 ideas for showing kindness to others.

Kindness is about being considerate and thoughtful of others, and it’s also about living intentionally to incorporate caring and kindness into the community and the world we live in. Start displaying more kindness today. Not just for others, but for your own good.

Photo Credit: ~maya*maya~

Posted Thanks

As this is a new site and  just on its way, we were asked to provide a way for recipients to show thanks.

As we developed this idea, we have had the opportunity to send our messages and caring gifts anonymously to some of our friends and family.

The reaction, always the same.  A poring out of delight and happiness.  The nurses wanted to know how they could get more to pass to others and the closest of kin loved seeing their loved ones joy in receiving such a surprise.  This reaction drove us forward in our goals.  Everyone wanted to thank the senders of such a marvelous and personal message and gift.

In preparation, we’ve created this page. This is where we will be displaying Thank You Notes, Images and Videos of people receiving your message and the accompanying gifts. We hope to have and overflow of respond and a impact felt around the world.

We wish you good luck in sending a little hope and goodwill into the world.