Friday, November 21, 2008

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Both Lucy of LuLu's Petals and Tamy of 3 Sides of Crazy have posted about this, and I'm sure there are many others, and I hope you'll join us! When you are doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card (at least) and send it to this address:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456

Your card will be distributed by the American Red Cross to service members, veterans, and their families in the United States and around the world. Guidelines are here. Cards should be postmarked by December 10.

Please do not include any inserts, phone numbers, email addresses, or other "personal" information in your card, but don't forget to sign it. The Red Cross suggests using a generic greeting such as "Dear Service Member."


(Side note: Cards should not be mailed or delivered directly to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Walter Reed is not accepting mail addressed to "A Recovering American Soldier.)

Let's help the Red Cross meet their goal of 1 million cards and make the holidays brighter for our U.S. service personnel.

9 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I sent out 10 cards today with photos of my chihuaua's all dressed up.

Melanie said...

This is a fantastic idea Diane and something that the service personnel would treasure.

D... said...

Great idea! I know when my brother was deployed, he loved receiving mail, especially during the holidays.

Genuine Gem said...

alrighty, read the last 5 or 6 posts here and think I'm all caught up...lol
very cool! I'm in canada though so our letters go to the canadian military :)
I love the hand foot canasta game...I'm going to be looking for that one!
Now I'm picturing you typing with a texas accent...it's very H'Umble' LOL

Milly said...

This is a great thing to do. Thanks for the info.
Thanks for visiting my site.
Have a great Thanksgiving and God Bless and keep you and yours safe.

storyteller said...

I think this is a great idea! I’ve written about it a few times in the past couple of weeks on both blogs and mentioned it again today. I’m glad you and others are also sharing this marvelous program sponsored by the Red Cross.
Hugs and blessings,

ChrissyM said...

Thank you so much for posting this!

Lucy said...

great additional info. Teacher Diane!!
thanks for spreading the word. xo

Pitney Bowes said...

On behalf of my colleagues at Pitney Bowes and the American Red Cross, thank you for all of your support in helping to spread the word about the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.

We would like you to know that we’ve not only reached the goal of delivering one million cards to US service members, veterans and military families, but we surpassed it! And it’s all because people like you and your blog readers who got involved. View the following video for more details and a personal message of thanks from all of us: http://blip.tv/file/1643672/.

We could not have done it without you.

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