Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — September 30th marks the beginning of the 2013 American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes. The Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans with the opportunity to send holiday greetings and a note of thanks to our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces with the help of the Red Cross.
Between September 30 and December 6, Americans can express their gratitude and best wishes for active duty military, National Guard, reserves, veterans and even the families of service members – just by sending a card of thanks.
“It takes just a moment to sign and send a card to share your appreciation for the sacrifices members of the military community make every day,” said Lisamarie Griffin, Northwest Louisiana Project Leader. “This is a way we can all say thank you to these brave men and women who are serving and have served our country.”
Holiday cards should be addressed and sent to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Red Cross volunteers deliver the cards throughout the holiday season. The Red Cross has distributed more than 6.5 million cards since the program began in 2006. If you are interested in hosting a card signing party or in helping to distribute cards once they are received, please call Lisamarie Griffin at (318) 865-9545.
The Red Cross invites the public to connect with fellow card senders through Facebook.com/redcross and Twitter.com/redcross (#HolidayMail). They can also share photos and videos of their card signing efforts, or their holiday greeting for the troops, by using #HolidayMail on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts. The Red Cross will use material posted on its sites throughout the holiday season.
Cards must be received no later than December 6th. Please be sure to affix adequate postage. For reasons of processing and safety, participants are asked to refrain from sending “care packages,” monetary gifts, using glitter or including any inserts with the cards. Visit redcross.org/holiday mail for more information. -30-