Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Good Christmas Idea

A friend, home from two tours in Iraq, sends on the following:

When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

The Red Cross is sponsoring "Holiday Cards for Heroes."  Their goal is one million cards!  Here's the address:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

I think this is a great idea.  Please pass it along.

UPDATE:  My friend had been sent an address to Walter Reed--don't use it!  I've changed the address and the Red Cross program is correct.  Sorry for the confusion.


ZipperTPartee said...

Many of these soldiers are not even 20 years old, and this is the first time they have been away from home for any length of time. They deserve a great deal of respect, compassion, and prayer.

Tracey said...

Thanks for sharing Holiday Mail for Heroes with your readers. I worked alongside Pitney Bowes and the Red Cross on this campaign, and on behalf of my colleagues, I'd like to thank you for your support.

As you mentioned, our goal was to collect one million cards. I'm excited to announce that we've actually surpassed that goal! We could not have done this without the involvement of you and your blog readers.

The Holiday Mail team put together a video to show their appreciation for your help:

Thanks again for your help spreading the word!