Labor of Love …
On February 6, 2017, Nothing But Love Notes Founder, Natalie June Reilly, was presented with a Letter of Commendation from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
The letter read: "... in acknowledgement of the acts of kindness you have displayed to our country's veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, the families of the fallen officers/firefighters, etc. Your dedicated passion of 'spreading the love, one note at a time' is a labor of love and true compassion to people who are surely touched by your well wishes." Natalie also received the Special Citizen Recognition from Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat. This recognition is, indeed, an honor! And it is, of course, with special thanks to Dave Zussman for coordinating such an amazing event!
Heartfelt & Genuine
I came across the “Nothing but Love Notes” Facebook page and it immediately caught my attention. Everything that I saw on her Facebook page showed such compassion for others, especially first responders and veterans. I immediately reached out to Natalie to see if she would be able to come speak to our football program. Natalie and her friend JD came and told their stories and it was one of the most heartfelt, genuine story’s that I have ever heard. Both Natalie and JD have a love for people and helping those around them. Being a small part of the movement that Nothing but Love Notes has started was something that our football program and myself will never forget. If you ever get an opportunity to write love notes with Natalie or hear her story, I strongly recommend it. It has changed my perspective on a lot of things, especially how far a little act of kindness can go!
Coach Nick Gehrts, Westview Knights Football