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Card Flurry movement spreads love to those in mourning

PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Card Flurry movement is spreading love to a family who suffered a devastating loss over Christmas.

Newschannel 3's Alex Jokich reported on the movement and how you can take part.

The idea behind the movement is to send cards and gifts to a family who could use support.

A family in Iowa will soon receive thousands of cards from people all over the world, including some from West Michigan.

Gayle Zientek, a Portage woman participating in the card flurry, explained the tragedy surrounding the Hunter family: “Their car was hit by a semi and two of their children, an 8-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son, were killed in the accident."

The crash happened just days before Christmas.

A man in Las Vegas heard about it and decided to encourage strangers to support the family in a very simple way: by sending a card.

The idea spread like wildfire through the power of social media.

Zientek said, “Hundreds per day are joining to want to participate in this.”

Zientek says she sent a card via https://www.sendoutcards.com/.

The card reads:

Dear Hunter family, It's hard to put our feelings into words in regards to your loss. We just wanted you to know that there are people around the country that are thinking of you and praying for healing. In friendship, Steve and Gayle Zientek, Portage, MI

Zientek says she attached a gift card and small token of support, too.

NewsChannel 3 has learned more than a thousand people have already joined the card flurry, addressing the cards to the local television station in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which will make the final delivery to the Hunters.

Zientek said there's a larger message here, thanks to each of these smaller ones.

She said, “One small, kind word, one gesture and if we all got in the habit of doing that with each other our world would be a much happier, pleasant place to be.”

If you would like to join the card flurry, head to http://www.jordanadler.com/card-flurry/

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