Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas / Holiday Cards

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a national "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign to receive and distribute holiday cards to service members and veterans both in the United States and abroad.

The goal is to collect and distribute one million pieces of holiday mail.

"As we enter this holiday season-a time to celebrate with family and friends-it's important to remember the thousands of men and women who serve our nation in harm's way and those who are recovering in military and veterans hospitals," said Army Col. Norvell V. Coots, commander, Walter Reed Health Care System. "The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is a wonderful outreach effort and a great way to acknowledge the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform."

Holiday cards should be mailed to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456

All cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 10. Cards should not be mailed or delivered to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

For more information, visit or for Holiday Mail for Heroes program guidelines.Walter Reed is not accepting mail addressed to "A Recovering American Soldier."

If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these people, who have sacrificed so much, would get.



CraftyGryphon said...

Great idea, I'll pass it on on my blog!

emmy said...

Thank you for this information.
Working in a convalescent/rehab center this would be a great project for our residents to feel like they are contributing. We have lots of Christmas cards and several residents would enjoy writing notes to the service men and women. We will get started next week!!!

Channon said...

Great idea! My JL is already doing care packages, so I just need to confirm that we can add cards for the holidays too...

Cathy said...

Wonderful !! Thanks to all of you. My dad was away with the Army for many holidays over the years... little things like this mean a great deal to our service men and women.

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