military deployments and hospital stays may keep many of our nation's heroes
away from their families this holiday season, the American Red Cross is
collecting and distributing cards that send words of encouragement, gratitude
October 1 and December 7, Americans can give something that means something by
sending a card of thanks and support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans
and their families.
just takes a moment to sign a card to share your appreciation for the
sacrifices members of the military community make," said Jennifer Pennington,
executive director, Augusta Chapter. "You say thanks, we'll do the rest."
Red Cross is inviting the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer
until December 7 by mailing them to:
Mail for Heroes
Heights, MD 20791-5456
Bowes Inc. receives cards at the special Holiday Mail post office box, and
screens them for hazardous materials. Pitney Bowes screens, packages and ships
the cards at no charge, and contributes thousands of volunteer hours at sites
around the country.
Cross volunteers across the United States and on military installations
overseas then sort and deliver the cards throughout the holiday season. The Red
Cross and Pitney Bowes have received and distributed more than 4.7 million
cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families since
the program began in 2006.
celebration of this program, the chapter will be holding a card making event at
the Red Cross headquarters on October 25, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This event will be hosted by our Youth Board. The public is invited to
attend. The chapter will also be recruiting volunteers in December to
sort and distribute to military members and veterans in our area. Last
year, over 2,000 cards were distributed in our area.
ensure that cards are delivered in time for the holidays, they must be
postmarked no later than December 7. Individuals are asked to refrain from
sending "care packages," monetary donations, or using glitter or any other
kinds of inserts with the cards. More information and card requirements are at
public can connect with fellow card senders through Facebook at
facebook.com/redcross and Twitter.com/redcross using the hashtag #holidaymail.
The Red Cross relies on the support of the
American people to carry out its mission of service to the 2 million members of
the U.S. Armed Forces, 24 million veterans and their families. During this
holiday season, people also can support all Red Cross services by making a
financial donation at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. Individuals
can also give the gift of life by making an appointment to give blood at
redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
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