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Annapolis woman gathers cards to send to sailors aboard USS Nimitz

Posted at 5:15 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 17:16:01-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Two weeks, Jennifer Crews Carey was on a mission. This super hero has taken in 7,667 cards for our bravest on board the USS Nimitz.

"Look at the hand written art work. I mean people just didn't write thank you for your service they sent stickers and pictures and quotes. Its awesome what these families did," said Jennifer.

The 4 by 6 index cards are all in boxes in her home.

"I had one family do 1400 and another 600," she said.

The Cape never lost touch with Lt. Chris Hudson, who went to Cape St Claire Elementary, just minutes from the Academy. Now strangers are sending cards to the crew oceans away.

Emerson and the 4th grade class at St. Johns in Severna Park went to work.

"I wrote thanks for your service and all your sacrifices." Harris wrote. "I wrote stay safe and I decorated it with blue hearts."

"We are limited with our service projects this year because of the pandemic so this was the perfect job for us," Teacher Mrs Nemeth said.

Jennifer reads on, "This one says don't limit your challengers, thank you for your service, greatness, you rock, a glass is refillable. Let your journey begin. These are phenomenal"

No you are Jennifer.

She plans to shove off this boxes this weekend and it will take several weeks to reach the carrier. But the messages will all carry the same weight.

That someone really cares from the Cape and beyond.