American Red Cross starts Holiday Mail for Heroes

The American Red Cross is helping some American Heroes this holiday season by sending cards.

This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the four modern holiday stamps featuring four 1950s style Christmas tree ornaments. The post office is set for the holidays. The agency unveiled two new Christmas stamps Thursday, and is following on Friday with new stamps to commemorate the Jewish holiday Hanukkah and the African-American celebration Kwanzaa. (AP Photo/USPS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The American Red Cross is helping some American Heroes this holiday season by sending cards.

Since 2006, the group organizes a card drive to give thanks to military members, veterans and their families. They have sent nearly 5 million cards in the past 6 years.

It's a way for you to get together with family or friends and sent a "thank you" to our heroes to show how much they are appreciated

All you have to do is write a message of thanks or holiday cheer and mail it to the Red Cross. The group will make sure the cards are passed along.

Remember to keep the card messages generic so they can be delivered to service men, women and veterans.

Also, do not use glitter and don't send care packages. Keep it simple and just send a card.

If you'd like to send a card, mail it to:
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
20791-5456

Letters need to be postmarked by December 7th in order to make sure they arrive before the holidays.

For more information click the link below.


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