American Red Cross Invites Americans to Give Something that Means Something this Holiday Season
"Holiday Mail for Heroes" Runs Through December 6th.
The American Red Cross has kicked off its annual "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program and invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country, vets and their families by sending holiday cards.
From now until December 6th, Americans can create and send cards to service members, veterans and their families who will receive cards from across the country and from around the world.
"Everyone is extremely busy, especially around the holidays, so a few minutes can mean a lot," said Gary Striar, CEO, American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region. "While it may not seem like much, a hand-written note to a service member spending time away from his or her family makes a world of difference."
The Northeastern New York Region, which is made up of 17 counties and includes offices in Albany, Glens Falls, Poughkeepsie and Plattsburgh, will be holding a number of card signing events at various locations over the next couple of months.
The Red Cross invites the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer by mailing them to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Red Cross volunteers across the United States and on military installations overseas sort and deliver the cards throughout the holiday season. The Red Cross has received and distributed more than 6.5 million cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families since the program began in 2006.