Navy sailor provides out donated present playing cards to frontline staff

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — This time of yr, it’s good to take pleasure in a scorching cup of espresso, and now, a couple of native healthcare staff are getting a free one due to a Navy sailor.

About three years in the past, espresso lover Cynthia Cordero, acquired the thought to provide others Starbucks present playing cards for a pleasant vacation shock.


She unfold the phrase via Fb Lives.

The primary yr, 50 playing cards have been donated, however this yr — people donated greater than 240 Starbucks present playing cards.

Previously, she’s handed them out to the homeless. However this yr she selected frontline staff.


This week, she dropped off the playing cards at CHKD and Sentara Norfolk Common Hospital.

Every one has a particular message inside.

“Possibly you don’t really feel that gratitude, everybody’s complaining they usually simply wish to depart the home they usually don’t understand the sacrifices these folks [frontline workers] must make,” Cordero says.


“Among the notes say ‘Thanks to your sacrifice,’ and ‘thanks for the numerous hours you spend away from your loved ones to ensure my household is sweet.’ So, simply to allow them to know they’re liked.”

Cordero says someday she plans to start out her personal nonprofit and this can be a vacation custom she thinks will stick round for a few years to return.