Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Mail for Heroes............

Here is a simple way to give back this Holiday Season.

Now in its fourth year, the Holiday Mail for Heroes program gives Americans the opportunity to extend holiday greetings and thanks to service members and veterans. Since 2007, the Red Cross and Pitney Bowes have distributed three million cards to military men and women, their families and veterans.

“Few can truly understand the tremendous sacrifice that our military personnel and their families make every single day on the nation’s behalf,” said Vicki O’Meara, executive vice president and president of Pitney Bowes Management Services. “Now more than ever, it is important for all Americans to seize the opportunity to say ‘thank you.’ We are thrilled to join with the American Red Cross to help make that happen.”

The public can participate in the campaign by sending holiday cards with personal messages to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Cards must be received no later than December 10. Please be sure to affix adequate postage. Cards received after this date will be returned to senders. For reasons of processing and safety, participants are asked to refrain from sending “care packages,” monetary gifts, using glitter or including any inserts with the cards.

The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will screen cards for hazardous materials, sort and package the cards, and deliver them to military bases and hospitals, veteran’s hospitals and other locations in the U.S. and abroad during the holidays.

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