By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 21, 2020 at 5:31 PM

A new campaign called "Hero Mail Call" hopes to send thousands of letters and drawings to healthcare heroes and isolated senior citizens across the country to extend love, care and appreciation during this difficult time.

The effort, sponsored by Kapco, Inc. in Grafton, asks people of all ages to write a letter, draw a picture or create a video to show healthcare workers and seniors in living facilities that they are not alone.

To participate do one of the following:

  • Send snail mail to: Kapco’s Hero Mail Call, PO Box 1170, Grafton, WI 53024
  • Email: heromailcall@gmail.com
  • Join the Hero Mail Call Facebook Group here

As soon as a large volume of notes, letters and videos are received they will be distributed – observing best-practice safety guidelines – to hundreds of locations and thousands of individuals.

"During this challenging time, millions of healthcare heroes are putting their own safety at risk for the sake of our families," said Jim Kacmarcik, President of Kapco, Inc. "We also realize that senior citizens without any visitors are experiencing loneliness. Encouraging people to create letters and art expressing hope and appreciation can make a real difference for all involved."

Contact heromailcall@gmail.com with questions or to recommend suggestions for facilities and groups.

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.