Silver Linings of Easton is taking a lead in raising awareness and funds benefiting heroes among us. So far, $700,000 has been raised nationally by the From Soldier to Soldier bracelets, an awareness and fund-raising campaign in support of severely injured veterans and their families, with Silver Linings playing a significant role.
The campaign is based on the sales of a designer version of the survival and friendship bracelets worn by many US and allied soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bracelets are handcrafted in the US.
For every bracelet sold in Easton, $20 goes to Homes for Our Troops, one of the nation’s top rated charities, which has built more than 100 adaptive homes for severely injured US veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
“We thank Silver Linings of Easton, its dedicated staff, and its customers for their wonderful support of this unifying cause,” stated Niels Christiansen, CEO of LovelinksAmerica, the Massachusetts company behind the national campaign. “Together with our retailers, we have raised enough funds for beautiful homes for two heroes. Our aim is to help Homes for Our Troops towards the organization’s stated goal of providing another 100 homes over three years.”
The need is even greater. As many as 1,400 mostly young severely injured veterans, who require special care for the rest of their lives, are eligible for adaptive homes. The homes allow them to live near normal lives in spite of horrific injuries suffered in their service of our country.
From Soldier To Soldier is neither pro nor anti war. It is pro our young men and women who put their lives on the line for our country and made significant sacrifices. It is about the survival, friendship and commitment, symbolized by the bracelets.
The bracelets in the field are braided by the soldiers with parachute cord. They are known as survival bracelets, because they can be unraveled and the paracord can be used for many purposes in a pinch. They are also exchanged among the soldiers as friendship bracelets. Often a uniform button is sewn on and used as the clasp.
The designer version has a sterling silver clasp shaped like a uniform button and is extremely tightly braided. Sterling silver and gold plated sterling silver heart clasps with and without a small diamond are also available.
The button clasp symbolizes the uniform. The clasped bracelet symbolizes the bond among the soldiers that can never be broken. To some, each knot in the bracelet symbolizes a fallen hero.
The From Soldier to Soldier bracelets are a stylish fashion statement with a conscience and a powerful fund-raiser in honor of our veterans. Prices are $95 and $145 (with a diamond on the clasp or pave’ set Swarovski crystals).
About Silver Linings
Silver Linings is a sterling silver and gemstone jewelry store located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in St. Michaels and Easton, as well as online. From internationally recognized designers to trendy collectible lines like Chamilia and Kameleon, Silver Linings has something for everyone. Named “Best Silver Jewelry Store on the Eastern Shore,” Silver Linings is committed to supporting local non-profits through events and fundraisers. Learn more at www.silverliningsmd.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-745-0266.