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The American Red Cross Sending Packages to Military Members and Veterans

The outpouringof donations and holiday cards from the community and the help of Arthrex employees wastruly a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.

Fort Myers, FL., November 16, 2017 — The American Red Cross Florida’s Southern Gulf chapter partnered with Arthrex Corporation, a global medical device company, to launch their annual “Holiday for Heroes” campaign at Arthrex’s corporate headquarters in Naples, FL. “Holiday for Heroes” is an annual campaign in which the American Red Cross provides the community with the opportunity to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer to military members, veterans and their families.

The Lee and Collier Counties Red Cross Chapters accepted donations of puzzle books, playing cards, toiletry items, non-perishable food and snacks. Arthrex employees gathered on Thursday to place the donated items in handmade holiday stockings along with encouraging holiday cards provided by the community. These care packages will then be mailed by Arthrex to soldiers serving overseas.

“We are thankful for Arthrex and the community coming together to assemble these gifts for our soldiers,” said Jill Palmer, executive director of the Southern Gulf Chapter. “The outpouring of donations and holiday cards from the community and the help of Arthrex employees was truly a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.”

Sending holiday mail to American military members, veterans and their families is an easy but meaningful way to give something that means something to our nation’s two million service members and 24 million veterans.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.

About Arthrex:

Arthrex Inc., headquartered in Naples, FL, is a global leader in orthopedic product development and medical education for orthopedic surgeons. More than 11,000 products for arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedures have been developed by Arthrex and are currently marketed worldwide.

Arthrex is passionate about contributing to a stronger, healthier community through the support of more than 100 charitable and community-based organizations each year. For more information, visit