Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Mail for Heroes

In this season of hope and giving, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes, Inc. have joined forces to invited Americans to "send a touch of home" to United States service members and veterans across the country and abroad. In its third year, the Holiday Mail for Heroes program is an opportunity to share joy and thanks with our service members throughout the holiday season by way of a greeting card.

Today over 1.4 million men and women serve in the U.S. armed forces and over over 24 million veterans have served in the past. The holiday season is the perfect time to honor and extend a warm holiday greeting to those who've served and continue to do so.

How Holiday Mail Works:
We have established an extensive process to ensure all cards sent to our service members are safe and arrive in time for the holidays. Holiday cards will be collected through a unique P.O. Box address from: Monday, November 2nd through Monday, December 7th.

Cards must be sent to this address:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456

Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and distributed to participating Red Cross chapters nationwide. Once the cards arrive at the Red Cross chapters, they are sorted and reviewed by volunteers who then will distribute them to service members, their families and veterans in communites across the country.

Please consider making an extra holiday card or two and send them to a service man or woman!

Happy Crafting!