Big Spring Man Sending Cards to Newtown Sees Overwhelming Amount of Support 12/22/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
December 22, 2012
Big Spring - In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, a west Texas man is doing his part to help even from thousands of miles away.
And since he started his project, he found a whole community willing to join in on the cause.
Earlier this week we shared the story about a Big Spring man is sending part of west Texas all the way to Connecticut. It hasn't even been a week since Dale Pittman decided to send cards to Newtown and since our story ran, west Texans have pitched in with more than 60 cards and counting.
That's why he's extending the deadline to next Thursday, Dec 27th.
Pittman first decided he wanted to do something for the people of Conn. as he watched the events play out on the television.
He says no matter how many miles separate west Texas from Connecticut, we can still send a piece of west Texas hospitality their way.
Pittman is sending cards because it's something tangible they can hold and re-read for months to come.
“They can open up that card and know that someone many, many miles away is thinking about them,” he sai.d
Pittman isn't the only person who is sending well wishes to Newtown, the U.S. Postal Service has a dedicated P.O. Box for anyone who would like to give to the families who lost a loved one at Sandy Hook Elementary.
If you'd like to join in on Pittman's cause, you can drop your cards off at Storage Zone on the corner of Goliad and 23rd St., or the Festival of Lights at Comanche Park in Big Spring.
You can also send your mail to this address: PO Box 3700, Newtown, Connecticut 06470.