Holiday Mail for Heroes

If you’re like us, then you also get a bit fatigued by the influx of Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah/News Years decorations that hit the stores before the leaves even start to change. It can seem overwhelming to decorate for the holidays when you haven’t even figured out your Halloween costume yet.

But even though we think the decorations come out a bit early, we do know there are some holiday preparations that absolutely cannot be put on the back-burner, or else there just won’t be enough time…and Holiday Mail for Heroes is one such thing.

The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to become involved in giving back this holiday season to the men and women who have given so much to each of us: U.S. Service Members.

Teaming up with Pitney Bowes Inc., the American Red Cross is encouraging the public to send greeting cards to those serving in the U.S. Armed Froces — many of whom will be far away from home during the holidays — and our nation’s veterans and their families.

The program launched this week, and runs until December 9. Like we said, it may seem too early to be thinking about the holidays, but we know that it takes time finding, signing, sending and delivering the cards so the sooner we get your help the better!

Local Red Cross offices across the nation will be hosting card signing events, card making parties and asking for donations of new holiday cards…all of which will be delivered to military bases and hospitals, veteran’s hospitals and other locations during the holidays.

Sending a greeting card may seem like a small thing, but after you watch this video below (of cards being delivered to soldiers and veterans during last year’s campaign) you’ll see what a very big difference it makes.

 

Check out www.redcross.org/holidaymail for more information about Holiday Mail for Heroes and to find out where you can send your cards!

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