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Would you like to send a letter to our troops fighting overseas over the holiday season? The Red Cross is kicking off its Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. The rules are listed below.
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Cards must be post marked no later than December 6, 2013. Cards post marked
after this date cannot be guaranteed delivery.
In order to make cards as meaningful as possible to a wide audience, the Red Cross
recommends that the public use generic card titles such as "Dear Service Member,
Veteran, or Military Family Member" when writing the cards. The Red Cross also asks that cards
not contain glitter because some cards may end up at the bedside of a wounded
service member and can aggravate existing health issues.
How people can get involved in the Holiday Mail program beyond mailing a card -
1) Word of Mouth: Visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail for up-to-date
information about the program and advice on how to help spread the word to
schools, community organizations, colleagues, friends, family, and places of
2) Social Media: Connect with fellow card senders through social media
channels and help us get the word out through Facebook:
www.facebook.com/redcross and Twitter: www.twitter.com/redcross (use