En#Couraging Texts is a nationwide courage and kindness project originally founded by volunteer hospital chaplain & author Reba Riley in response to the COVID19 pandemic and economic crisis.
Powered by EZ Texting, the campaign continues to uplift + empower individuals via weekly text message.
Reba Riley is an author and volunteer hospital chaplain who channels her expertise with illness and crisis to benefit others through writing, speaking, and creating the En#Couraging Text Campaign. Find our more at www.RebaRIley,com
3 Ways to Join*
BRAVE For weekly en#couraging words from Reba
BEKIND To send a message to healthcare
+ essential workers
FRONTLINE To receive a weekly thank you from the community
*Free service. Message & data rates may apply; recurring messages
Founded in 2004, EZ Texting keeps communities and businesses connected with industry-leading SMS & MMS messaging. Find out more at www.EZtexting,com
Texting is how we communicate with the the people we love about the things that are important to us. It is a personal way to deliver en#Couraging words when and where we need them most.
Reba Riley has two sisters fighting on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic: Marcia is an ICU nurse, and Mary is the director of a memory care unit at a Sarasota nursing home. Knowing her sisters needed encouragement , Reba created FRONTLINE texts for her sisters-- and all the brave people like them.
With nearly two decades of personal experience of chronic illness, Reba is very familiar with pain, illness, uncertainty, and grief. Her lessons in using microcourage to brave daily challenges come from experience.
In 2017, Reba completed a project to do 5,000 random acts of kindness-- culminating in a day of free hugs and high-fives on Cincinnati's Fountain Square. She's been passionate about enabling strangers to be kind to one another ever since.
Couraging: Brave is a Verb
is the title of Reba's next book. A memoir which pulls from her own lessons of everyday bravery and the stories of inspiring women braving challenges, Couraging is a reminder that brave is something we DO.
After the devastating miscarriage of her first child and subsequent surgery, Reba became a volunteer chaplain at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio-- at the same center she received treatment. Her desire to provide accessible spiritual care and encouragement for the hospital staff influenced the FRONTLINE campaign.