In addition to raising funds for military families in need, the Red Cross spearheads the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign to send encouragement and joy to troops during the holiday season.
Each December, they deliver tens of thousands of Christmas cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.
To participate, start with a few extra Christmas cards and add an encouraging note to the recipient. It’d be easy to overthink this, but you can use any type of Christmas card — boxed cards, family photo cards or handmade cards — and your note can be as simple as “Thank you.” or “God bless you!”
We’ll be printing out these color-me cards that Jennifer created last year and coloring until our hands get tired!
Package your cards in a single envelope (they’ll be taken out of their envelopes before being passed out anyway, so there’s no need for individual envelopes and stamps) and mail them to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Cards must be received by 12/6 in order to guarantee delivery, so don’t put it off for too long!
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