Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Utah Senator Bob Bennett spent part of a September day signing cards for soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait as part of the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is led by the Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc., providing Americans with the opportunity to extend holiday greetings, expressions of gratitude and well wishes to service members, veterans and their families worldwide. Now in its fourth year, more than three million cards have been distributed during the first three years of the campaign.

Any member of the general public can be part of the Holiday Mail for Heroes program and send greeting cards from now until December 10 to: Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. The cards will be distributed to members of the United States Armed Forces and veterans during the 2010 holiday season.

Holiday Mail for Heroes began in December 2007, when Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. approached the American Red Cross to assist in distributing thousands of holiday cards to hospitalized servicemen and women. In response to this request, the Red Cross partnered with Pitney Bowes to turn the project into a larger opportunity that could reach members of the military at other medical facilities in this country and abroad.

The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are 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:  

Check out Video of Senator Bennett signing cards with the Red Cross

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