From Service to the Armed Forces

DJ, Heidi and Helga with bolts of fabric.

Handmade Stockings, Homemade Cards, and Holiday Love for Our Service Members!

Helga Schoennagel has been making 1,000 holiday stockings for military members every year for the last ten years! DJ Johnson-Hubbard has been helping her for the last seven.

“We were at a volunteer meeting and Helga was talking about stockings for troops,” explains DJ. “When she said she sewed 1,000 stockings I told her I sewed too.” That’s how DJ was recruited.

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2015 Holiday Mail for Heroes


Holiday Mail for Heroes is an annual campaign in which the American Red Cross provides the community with the opportunity to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer to military members, veterans and their families. A simple note can have a profound impact. Show your support with an encouraging note for the holidays to the brave men and women who now serve and have served our country. Messages collected will be distributed to our local military service members, veterans and their families

This year, the Campaign kicks off on October 1st, and ends December 31st. For more information on how you can be a part of this campaign, email us or contact your local Red Cross Chapter.