Honoring Military Service During Military Appreciation Month


To commemorate Military Appreciation Month, Consilium Staffing initiated its Hero-gram project for the third consecutive year. This heartfelt initiative aimed to honor the courageous veterans and oncology patients at the Central Arkansas VMAC, located within the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, AK. The project, driven by the employees of Consilium, united compassion, creativity, and gratitude to uplift individuals who have selflessly served our nation while navigating cancer.

A Token of Gratitude

During the month of May, several team members took the opportunity to express their deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our veterans. The Hero-gram project was a labor of love, where employees had the opportunity to turn their hearts to the nation’s heroes who have been fighting their battle with cancer. For this project, employees were able to channel their creativity to design and craft personalized postcards filled with messages of sincerity.

Zoe Kress, one of the employees at Consilium Staffing, shared her motivation behind the Hero-grams: “I like to take my time to write, draw, and create these Hero-grams because I want nothing more than to make someone smile when they are going through the toughest times of their lives. I want them to feel a little joy when reading how thankful I am for their true bravery and strength. They have endured the HARDEST times throughout their life, so I want to do everything I can to bring some light to their day.”

Bringing Smiles to Fayetteville

The Hero-grams, created with care and genuine appreciation, were intended to be a beacon of hope and support for the brave oncology patients and veterans at the Central Arkansas VMAC. Each postcard bore not only genuine messages from Consilium’s employees but also the collective gratitude and respect of the entire organization.

Consilium Staffing’s commitment to the Hero-gram project showcased its dedication to serving those who have served us. Through these small acts of kindness, they hoped to brighten the lives of those facing the challenges of cancer, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey.

Spreading Positivity and Encouragement

The results of the project were phenomenal. A total of 125 postcards, carefully crafted and filled with messages of appreciation and encouragement, were sent to the oncology patients and veterans. When on display at the facility, these impactful Hero-grams will serve as a constant source of strength and inspiration, as well as a reminder of the immense support for the Veterans and the special place they hold in Consilium team members’ hearts.

As we reflect on the 3rd annual Hero-gram project, we are reminded of the power of gratitude, compassion, and community. Zoe’s words echoed the sentiments of all the employees involved in the Hero-gram project, highlighting the desire to bring joy and light to the lives of others. In a world that can sometimes feel chaotic, initiatives like the Hero-gram project serve as a reminder of the power of small acts of kindness. Let us continue to celebrate and support our heroes, both on and off the battlefield, recognizing their invaluable contributions and unwavering spirit.

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