Monday, October 3, 2011

It's That Time Again, Holiday Mail for Heroes!

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cards to service members, their families and veterans, many of whom will be far from home this holiday season. 
The Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings to our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, our nation’s veterans and their families.  Between October 3 and December 9, the public can send a “touch of home” through holiday cards that contain messages of cheer and appreciation. 
“By taking a few moments to express their gratitude to the men and women who serve our country, Americans can touch the lives of those whose sacrifice may have taken them far from home this holiday season,” said Sherri Brown, senior vice president, Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces.  “The men and women who receive these cards on military installations and in hospitals tell us time and again that they are touched by the warmth and gratitude expressed from people they have never met.”
For the fifth annual program, The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are also encouraging families, schools, youth, civic groups, scouting troops, places of worship, and other groups that are interested in participating in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program to organize and host card-making events.  For a list of tips and ideas, please visit:
People are invited to send a message of thanks and holiday cheer from now until Friday, December 9 by mailing them to:  
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456