First drop — It began this previous 4th of July. I had gotten postcards to jot down for the Herb Jones for Congress – District 1 in Virginia and after latest Supreme Court docket selections, didn’t really feel like celebrating a “regular” 4th of July. I made a decision to go write postcards on the City Farmhouse in Midlothian, VA, a pleasant location with good espresso and meals, the place you’ll be able to sit exterior on a patio. I despatched out a couple of inquiries on my social media teams, saying I’d be there writing postcards, and if anybody else confirmed up, I had postcards for them too. I actually anticipated nobody to indicate up, because it was the fourth of July. I used to be amazed when a complete desk full of individuals confirmed up and wrote postcards!
Ripple 1 — From this turnout, I figured there was curiosity and demand for writing postcards. I contacted the marketing campaign and obtained 1,000 postcards and addresses figuring that may be sufficient for some time. Three days later, I had 13 individuals take ALL of the postcards to jot down!
Ripple 2 — The second time I requested 1,200 postcards, figuring that may be sufficient, and some days later, the identical factor occurred. I used to be out of postcards!
Wanting again a month in the past as we speak, I facilitated the distribution of three,334 postcards. I now have one other huge field of postcards, and a few takers lined up as soon as I can get them packaged and able to go. I’m refining as I am going to make it extra environment friendly. I put packets with their names on it, and put in a shoebox on my entrance porch, and other people decide them up at a time of their selecting. For these of people who have transportation points, or having hassle discovering the time, I’ve pushed them out to their home. Some individuals have already come again a second time for extra postcards.
Ripple 3 — I began canvassing my precinct, which is what I actually love to do, and located extra postcard volunteers. One girl had just lately moved right here, and mentioned she wished to plug in and volunteer, however didn’t understand how. I mentioned, “You’re in luck! I’m doing postcards right here within the county”. I went again to my home and obtained her 50 requested playing cards, and hand delivered to her home. She simply notified me that she completed them and mailed them out.
It simply type of organically occurred, I by no means deliberate to arrange a distribution operation. I noticed a necessity, and obtained the preliminary batch of postcards to “check drive” the curiosity in volunteering. Loopy, that originally I considered writing 100 playing cards solely.