Local Love Brigade - Vermont (
Basic Instructions to send Postcards of Love and Support
Step 1: Get a postcard or a 4x6 index card.
Step 2: Cover it with hearts and messages of love and support, and sign your name and town.
Step 3: Mail it to the address provided
Step 4: Take a picture of your postcard (one that doesn't show the address) and post it to Facebook along with #LocalLoveBrigade and the link to this group to encourage others to join in.
Optional: you can get your local school involved, organize post card making parties at a home, studio, gallery or other.
**Sample Letter to Encourage your Child's School to Participate (Courtesy of Robin Morgan) is here:
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Incident / Report DateIncident DescriptionSourceAddress
3/29/2021Adam Toledo, age 13, killed by a Chicago police officerManyIdea is to send cards to his school:
Gary Elementary School
3740 W 31st St.
Chicago, IL 60623
3/19/2021I have an Asian friend who is a naturalized American citizen. She already experienced verbal abuse this past summer (articles appeared in the Brattleboro Reformer and Bennington Banner in August.) She is feeling vulnerable and frightened. I do not feel comfortable publishing her mailing address but if you wished to send a postcard to me , I would be sure she received it. Thank you.
Send cards to: Judy Abascal 110 Morningside Cmns., Brattleboro, VT 05301 in care of:
Judy Abascal
110 Morningside Cmns.,
Brattleboro, VT 05301
1/9/2021Eugene Goodman the acting Deputy Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate is the officer who diverted the rioters from the United States Senate chamber. Goodman
Capitol Police
119 D Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20510
12/4/2020Reaching out to staff and residents at local nursing homes Seasons Care Home
135 S Main Street
Northfield, VT 05663
12/4/2020Reaching out to staff and residents at local nursing homes Health and Rehabilitation
46 Nichols Street
Rutland, VT 05701
12/4/2020Reaching out to staff and residents at local nursing homes at Burlington
98 Starr Farm Rd
Burlington, VT 05408
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has faced considerable pressure, scrutiny, and disrespectful commentary while providing the public with information about Covid-19. Postcards of support or gratitude would be welcome.
Dr. Anthony Fauci
C/o NIAID Office of Communications & Government Relations
5601 Fishers Lane, MSC 9806
Bethesda, MD 20892-9806
10/13/2020Congresswoman Hayes was repeatedly called a racial slur during an event for her re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Jahana Hayes
Waterbury Office
108 Bank Street 2nd Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702
10/7/2020A student-led movement to raise the Black Lives Matter sign at Springfield High School was denied by the School Board. They could use some community support.
Springfield High School
303 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
10/28/2020Jennifer McLeggen is a black woman who was racially harassed by three next-door neighbors from 2017 until August 2020. She repeatedly called police for assistance, but no action was taken until she hung a large sign on her door detailing the incidents and it went viral, creating significant action and support from the public for her situation. She could use some love. (Her attorney’s address is listed to avoid publishing the address of a victim of hate crimes without her permission). McLeggen
C/o Benjamin Crump
717 D Street, N.W. Suite 310
Washington D.C. 20004
2/18/2020The Doner family in Milton, VT are experiencing frequent, threatening attacks, personal and property, for flying the Black Lives Matter flag and embracing their trangender member. Family
112 Railroad St.
Milton, VT 05468
2/18/2020A couple had their Pride flag stolen from their house. The flag was a neighborhood landmark, and an important symbol of Pride. The reporter got their permission for cards, and they are happy and excited to receive some postcard love. Ahrens & Cole Owens
1014 Colley Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23507
2/17/2020A Mashpee Wampanoag flag in the front yard of a tribal member’s home has apparently been vandalized.

The flag hanging outside tribal council member Aaron Tobey Jr.’s home in Gray Gables was cut and then hoisted back up the flagpole, he said. The emblem, which depicts a wolf on the back of a turtle with waves and the sun, was cut out. Tobey Jr.
c/o Postmaster
Gray Gables, MA 02532
2/7/2020According to an email from Superintendent Peter Light’s office, a swastika was found outlined in the snow on the outdoor basketball court at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Regional High School
36 Charter Road, Acton, MA 01720
Phone 978-264-4700
2/3/2020Ismail Alghazali, a Yemeni-American citizen separated from his wife and two young children by the Muslim Ban, will be the guest of Rep. Judy Chu at the State of the Union on Tuesday. The event will occur just days after President Trump expanded the ban and in advance of the House of Representatives vote on a bill to end the Muslim Ban, the NO BAN Act. Alghazali
c/o Rep. Judy Chu
2423 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
1/28/2020"Hey friends from around the country, could you take a minute today to write a note of love and encouragement for transgender youth and email it to We could use some extra love to spread to the kiddos."
There has been a recent anti-trans public event scheduled (that has since been cancelled) at the Burlington Library which has been causing some harm to folks up there (and around the State). Vermont
241 N. Winooski Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
1/20/2020Texas teen of color won't be able to walk at graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks. Note that the address is to the school board. Arnold
c/o Barbers Hill Independent School District
9600 Eagle Drive
Mont Belvieu, TX 77523
1/9/2020A man has been charged with attempted murder and hate crimes after breaking into a motel office and attacking a 70-year-old immigrant from India who owns the business with her husband, who is also an immigrant. Puri
The Hub Motel
500 NW Kingwood Avenue &
1128 NW 6th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
12/27/2019Anti-semitic signs found in St. Albans. Eliyahu Junik
57 S. Williams St.
Burlington VT, 05401
12/21/2019Chrystul Kizer, who was 16 when she met Randy Volar, is accused of murdering her alleged sex trafficker. She faces life in prison. Kizer (ID: 138378)
Kenosha County Pre Trial Facility
1000 55th Street Kenosha, WI 53140
12/1/2019When a substitute teacher in a 5th grade Utah classroom ranted against a child who said, in response to a Thanksgiving exercise, that he was thankful to his two dads the students in the class rose up in protest. When the teacher continued, two girls left the room and got the principal. The substitute was fired. Let’s thank those brave students. Caroline Knadler
Deerfield Elementary School
4353 W Harvey Blvd
Cedar Hills, UT 84062
11/20/2019An Orthodox man was stabbed multiple times early on Wednesday morning in close proximity to a synagogue in Spring Valley, New York.

According to reports in local media, the man was approaching the Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila Synagogue when a man got out of a car and began beating him and stabbed him Heichel Torah Utfila
2 Howard Dr,
Spring Valley, NY 10977
11/19/2019A 16-year-old girl was arrested over her "detailed plan to commit murder" at a predominately black church in Georgia, police said Tuesday.
Police did not reveal details of the plan, but said the church had been "targeted by the juvenile based on the racial demographic of the church members." AME Church
900 Mill St SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
11/15/2019A teen whose birthday was Thursday went to his Southern California high school, pulled a pistol from his backpack and shot five classmates and himself in 16 seconds, authorities said. High School Students
21900 Centurion Way
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
7/30/2019Barre man accused of harassing Hispanic family faces hate crime charges. There were court hearings this week, renewing the family's tramma. Gore
General Delivery
Montpelier, VT 05602-9998
11/19/2019It was an ordinary cram session, around midnight, when the screed appeared on students’ phones. A racist manifesto, sent to a small clutch of people sitting at a Syracuse University library on Tuesday morning, warned of “the great replacement,” a right-wing conspiracy theory that predicts white genocide at the hands of minority groups.
11/18/2019An 18-year-old Kentucky high schooler has pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and criminal mischief in an assault on a reportedly autistic classmate.

News outlets report Damon Simmons is accused of attacking the Iroquois High student on Thursday with the help of three juvenile students. An arrest citation says surveillance video shows Simmons and the other students enter a bathroom at the Louisville school after the victim. Another student later found the victim lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom. Hall’s Student
c/o Iroquois High School
4615 Taylor Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40215 
11/17/2019Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attacking an elementary school bus in Georgia, which left one child needing hospital treatment.
An 18-year-old non-student, along with two middle school students and one high school student, are alleged to have attacked the bus carrying Snapfinger Elementary school students on Hollyhock Terrace in Decatur, DeKalb County, on Monday, November 18. Route 444 Students
c/o DeKalb County School District
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
11/13/0201Teen face hate crime charges. Accused ot throwing eggs at synagogue as well as pedestrians. Bnei Torah Sanz
369 Dahill Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218
11/8/2019Mahud Villalaz suffered second-degree burns to his face after a man confronted him Friday about how he had parked his truck and accused him of being in the country illegally. Villalaz, 42, is a U.S. citizen who immigrated from Peru.

The attack comes amid a spike in hate crimes directed at immigrants that researchers and experts on extremism say is tied to mainstream political rhetoric. Villalaz
c/o Genevieve Jones-Wright
4089 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92105

Waitstaff who helped the victim:
Taqueria La Sierrita
2689 South 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215

10/26/2019Sad news from the UU Church of Cortland, NY. Last night their church was painted with a swastika. This is a historic building from 1837 that helped support the abolitionist movement. Your supportive notes would be appreciated!
Private, but reliable. The incident has not, at the time of this note, hit the news media - gccUU Church of Cortland
3 Church Street
Cortland, NY 13045
10/24/2019A high school athlete ran her personal best but was disqualified for her hijab Alexandria Abukaram
c/o The Bounty Collegium
6412 River Crossings
Sylvania, OH 43560"
10/13/2019MetroWest students created a “Kill the Jews” page though social media, recently. A Christa McAuliffe Charter School student received a request to join the “Kill the Jews” page and reported it to her parents. This has terrified some of my students to the point that they are scared to return to school. McAuliffe Charter School
139 Newbury St,
Framingham, MA 01701
10/12/2019A Saturday morning wedding at a church in a small New Hampshire town -- Pelham -- came to a bloody and abrupt stop when a gunman entered and opened fire, injuring at least two people England
Pentecostal Ministries
955 Bridge St.
Pelham NH, 03076
n/aThe "Flowers on the Inside" project sends messages of hope and solidarity to people in immigration detention. Their site lets you create cards online, but you can also make a card and send it to them. on the Inside
Cross Campus
Attn: The Center For Cultural Power
800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 9001
10/7/2019Joshua Brown, a key witness in the case of Amber Guyger (a police officer convicted of murdering unarmed Botham Jean in his own apartment) was himself murdered this past Friday night. Brown was shot multiple times and died at the hospital. Lee Merritt, attorney for the Jean family said, "Brown lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence." Family of Joshua Brown
c/o Dallas County District Attorney
133, LB 19 Frank Crowley Courts Building
N Riverfront Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
n/aThree organizations have come together to send a message to detained people: Estoy contigo, or I’m with you.
To send messages to those detained by ICE in migrant detention centers, visit the Flowers on the Inside website at right or use the address in the right column.
The arts organization the Center for Cultural Power (formerly CultureStrike) has teamed up with Forward Together and the Tijuana, Mexico–based LGBTQ migrant shelter Casa Arcoiris for Flowers on the Inside, a website launched this week and created by Forward Together where messages of “love, support, and solidarity” can be written to detained migrants. The messages created online will be printed on postcards created by five undocumented artists and distributed by Casa Arcoiris to detention centers nationwide. Education Fund
1330 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
10/3/2019The windows of a synagogue in Brooklyn were broken during Rosh Hashanah services, JTA reported Wednesday.
A video showing people throwing milk crates at the Rivnitz synagogue in the Williamsburg neighborhood was circulated Wednesday on social media. Synagogue
131 Remsen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
9/10/2019The city of Duluth called a Sunday morning press conference "regarding the arrest of Adas Israel Synagogue fire suspect and fire investigation conclusion," a Friday news release said. Originally set for Saturday, the press conference was rescheduled in order to observe the Jewish Sabbath, or Shabbat. Israel Synagogue
302 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55812
9/18/2019Another Jewish Synagogue has been hit with anti-Semitic graffiti in Los Angeles amid a spike in anti-Semitic attacks in recent months. Ahavat Shalom
18200 Rinaldi Pl
Northridge, CA 91326
9/4/2019Chanel Miller just disclosed that she was the victim in the “Stanford sexual assault” case from a few years ago, in which her attacker, Brock Turner, received only three years of probation because he was a “star athlete.” Her Victim Impact Statement was shared worldwide and even read on the floor of the US Congress. She has a new book coming out in a couple of weeks about it. Miller, Author
c/o Viking Press
375 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
9/3/2019A good friend of mine in NY has received some hate mail and her cat was also murdered by someone in her neighborhood. We believe it’s because of her recent transition. She’s not backing down to hate and plans on painting her house rainbow 🌈 next week. House
74 Dellay Ave
Rosendale, NY
8/30/2019I can deliver messages to the Latinx workers who have been harassed and vandalized in Addison County. Messages in Spanish are preferred. You can mail letters to:
Facebook post.The House, Inc.
PO Box 306
Middlebury, VT 05753
8/13/2019Some teachers in El Paso have asked if "anyone is interested in sending us postcards to help our students know there is plenty of good in our world. As teachers, we may only be able to say so much. We think concrete message of support would help us calm some fears."Various credible Facebook postsTeresa Garrett
c/o Tom Lea elementary
4851 Marcus Uribe Dr
El Paso, TX. 79934

E. Flores
Hillside Elementary
4500 Clifton Ave.
El Paso, TX 79903
7/30/2019Barre man accused of harassing Hispanic family faces hate crime charges Gore
General Delivery
Montpelier, VT 05602-9998
8/2/2019I'm going to send some Vermont love to this family that the brand new Connecticut Love Brigade is supporting. A gay man was bullied outside his home -- but the article linked in the comments isn't just about that... it's also about how his neighbors all started hanging rainbow flags on their houses in support! What power there is in taking the time to show that we stand in support!Ann BradenMr. Chris Ritton-Stokes and Family
219 Hillside Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
7/13/2019Mosque in Houston recently received threatsAnn BradenBaitus Samee Mosque
1333 Spears Rd.
Houston, TX 77067
7/29/2019A Jewish man was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting outside a North Miami Beach synagogue on Sunday evening in an attack the synagogue president called an act of cowardice. Lipshultz
Young Israel of Greater Miami
990 NE 171 Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
So long ago it is painfulSen. Dick Durbin of Illinois recently published information on where to send cards to children who’ve been separated from their parents at the border. "Cards for kids" is a small but meaningful gesture that can brighten the day of a child in need. You can let children who’ve been separated from their parents know you care and want to see them reunited by sending a card.
UAC/ORR Program
ATTN: Cards for Kids
330 C Street, SW
5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20201
7/22/2019About two weeks ago, Chris Ritton-Stokes, who shares a home with his husband and little girl, became the target of hate when someone drove by and yelled a homophobic slur at him. Ritton-Stokes wrote about the incident on Facebook. What happened next surprised, shocked, and touched him. His neighbors banded together and started flying Pride flags on their homes. Then, more and more people on other streets did, too. Let's add even more love to his family's life. Chris Ritton-Stokes and Family
219 Hillside Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
7/20/2019Representative Erica Thomas is the Minority Caucus Vice-Chair in the Georgia Statehouse. She is 9 month pregnant. At the grocery store she was verbally assaulted by a man who told her to "go back to where she came from." Erica Thomas
P.O. Box 564
Austell, GA 30168
7/15/2019President Trump attacked them, saying they should leave the country.Virtually all news media outletsRepresentative Ilhan Omar
1517 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
229 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Ayanna Pressley
1108 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Rashida Tlaib
1628 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

6/28/2019Norristown Mosque near Philadelphia who found hateful messages next to their building. Islamic Society,
518 Green St
Norristown, PA 19401
6/14/2019The Houston, Texas, chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Houston) today called for stepped-up security at religious institutions statewide following a terroristic threat targeting that city’s Baitus Samee Mosque and urged the FBI to join the investigation. CAIR-Houston said police are investigating a post on the “4chan” internet forum that stated: Samee Mosque
1333 Spears Rd,
Houston, TX 77067
6/1/2019Chris Vaccaro: Someone set fire to our Pride flag. Could have set the house on fire. Happy 50th anniversary of Stonewall, Burlington Vaccaro
c/o Kairie An Murray
104 Autumn Woods #1
Colchester, VT 05446
5/3/2019Muslim family targeted with racist, homophobic graffiti in Bolingbrook CAIR
17 N. State Street, Suite 1500,
Chicago, IL 60602
(Ask that card be forwarded)
4/28/2019Fire at St. Paul church being investigated as a hate crime Runney Patterson
New Hope Baptist Church
712 Burr St.
St Paul, MN 55130
4/30/2019White supremacists invade D.C. bookstore, chant 'this land is our land' during race discussion and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
4/27/2019One Dead in Synagogue Shooting Near San Diego; Officials Call It Hate Crime Yisroel Goldstein
Congregation Chabad
16934 Chabad Way
Poway, CA 92064
4/11/2019Houston Police Chief, Art Acevedo, called out the insanity of a judge's ruling that an 11 year old girl should be deported back to El Salvador BY HERSELF due to a clerical error. Art Acevedo
Houston Police Department
1200 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002
4/2/2019A Tennessee social justice center that has hosted iconic civil rights leaders was destroyed in a fire and a "white power" symbol was found on the site, the center said. Highland Center
1959 Highlander Way
New Market, TN 37820
3/31/2019Vandalism at the Chickasaw Nation office and State Democratic Party office in Oklahoma City—could use some love. Nation
4001 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Oklahoma Democratic Party
3700 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
3/19/201959 gravestones were defaced with anti-Semitic language and swastikas in the Hebrew cemetery in Fall River, Mass. Beth El, 385 High St,
Fall RIver, MA 02720
2/5/2019Between the evening hours of Monday, February 4, and the morning of Tuesday, February 5, a poster with the words “Better Dead Than Red” was plastered onto the main entrance door of Pride Center of Vermont. The flyer also displays a logo depicting an arrow shooting through a red hammer and sickle. Center of Vermont
St. Suite 12
255 South Champlain
Burlington, VT 05401
1/18/2019Native American Elder Nathan Phillips attempted to defuse a growing confrontation between group of Catholic high school students another group of demonstrators by playing a drum following Friday's Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. Phillips is an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance. He is also a keeper of a sacred pipe and holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery. Phillips
1 South Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197