A second letter of support addressed "to Christchurch, from the Other Side of the Globe" has been found.
The second letter, signed by Logan Butler of the USA, was found by Re:Start manager Paul Lonsdale on May 27 in a toilet block at the container mall.
Lonsdale was reminded of the find, after reading about the letter David Case found on Press.co.nz yesterday.
The letter Lonsdale found says, "I came to your city expecting to see a fair amount of damage, but what I saw absolutely shocked me ...
"I write this letter for hope and rebirth ... your city is not dead ... wounds heal. You will heal. This place will heal."
The circumstances surrounding the two letters remains a mystery, but the two finds appear to be related.
Both letters bore similar messages of support for the people of Christchurch and were signed by American visitors from "the Other Side of the Globe".
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Yesterday, Prebbleton man David Case contacted The Press to share a letter he found in the Cashel St shopping complex.
Case said the letter was in an envelope and had been placed underneath some stones to stop it from blowing away.
"I almost ignored it as it was addressed to Christchurch in general and therefore possibly better to be found by someone else," Case said.
"But the day was bleak and we had had rain so I thought it would be destroyed if I left it there. And I am as much of Christchurch as anyone."Case said he did not want the writer's efforts wasted, so he sent The Press a scan of the letter so that it could be shared with the people of Christchurch.
Written by a student visiting from the US, the anonymous letter says the writer had been inspired by the resilience of Cantabrians.
"My short time here has definitely made a lasting impact ... I learned about the Gap [Filler] and the projects ... not just to help people who have lost things but to boost people's attitudes ...
"The people here are amazing for giving their time without expecting anything in return and are courageous for staying here throughout all of the troubles they've faced ...
"Know that your city has made an impact on someone's life and that everything you all are doing here is incredible."
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