This 'Front Porch Project' of military families in quarantine is everything
When military spouse Ashley Salas heard about the "front porch project," she knew it was something she had to do. "As soon as my friend showed me this idea, I decided to go for it," Salas said on her company Facebook page. "I reached out on my neighborhood page and had people message me their address. I had 76 families. 76!!!!"
The idea behind the project is simple: photograph families on their front porch in this era of social distancing and quarantine. Salas plotted a route and off she went.
"I went house to house... jumping in and out of my car, about 1 minute per house, and took a photo for them to cherish because you know what? THE WORLD IS SCARY right now," Salas shared on Facebook. "We are quarantined to our homes. We are asked to social distance from each other. We are asked to be safe, wash hands, and take this seriously.
We can all do our part and stay home as much as possible. Wash your hands. Keep your distance... but always love your neighbor."
The results are magnificent. Some sweet, some hilarious, all incredible memories for these families and Salas.
What a memory I'll cherish forever. And when it was over, I cried... so many emotions, but this night gave me so much joy for everyone.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Our spirit animals
The toilet paper, the wine, the screaming dad. Pretty sure we can all relate to this one.
"Wash your hands!" one signs admonishes. And of course, the T-Rex, with "I can't!"
The health care worker
Talk about pulling at our heart strings. The FaceTime with the loved one in scrubs is particularly moving right now.
The deployed dad
Deployments are hard enough without a pandemic.
The family that plays together stays together! And mom has a giant glass of wine to handle the "music."
I don't think anyone is paying attention to screen time at this point.
The birth announcement
We can't think of a better way to announce a pregnancy!
The rule followers
These cuties make social distancing look adorable.
World's okayest mom
Two kids both smiling and alive? Looks like she's killing it to me.
It's getting windy in here
Don't mind me, I'm just weeping in the corner.
We love everything about this project! To see all 76 of the front porch families, visit Ashley Salas Photography on Facebook.
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