Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROS"... SEND A CARD TO CHEER OUR TROOPS HERE AND ABROAD

At this time of year, when we are feeling safe, loving, and sharing, our men and women are over seas working so hard to ensure we keep these feelings. We should go the extra mile to make sure they know they are thought of, and appreciated, from the heart.




http://www.redcross.org/email/saf/


Send your cards to the following address

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456


Follow the directions on what and how to send:

(quoted from American Red Cross)

"All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Cards sent after this date will be returned to sender.
Participants are encouraged to limit the number of cards they submit to 25 from any one person or 50 from any one class or group. If you are mailing a larger quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes. Each card does not need its own envelope or postage.
Please ensure that all cards are signed.
Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
Please send cards as opposed to long letters which delay a quick review process.
Please do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums."

1 comment:

Pitney Bowes said...

On behalf of everyone 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.