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Support Our Troops Through Holiday Mail For Heroes

AL Holiday Mail for Heroes 2014
We encourage you to “Give Something That Means Something” by sending a card to your local Red Cross chapter, where it will then be sorted and delivered to service members, military families and veterans in our communities.

For seven years, the Holiday Mail for Heroes program has provided Americans the opportunity to send greeting cards to members of the U.S. Armed Forces around the world. What started as a small program to help manage the thousands of cards being received at Walter Reed Military Medical Center has grown into a global program, collecting over 7 million cards in the past three years for distribution to the military, veterans and their families.

Last year more than 1.8 million cards were distributed as part of the annual Holiday Campaign. With many service members and veterans separated from their families this holiday season due to deployments and hospital stays, the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes (HMFH) program empowers people to “Give Something That Means Something” by sending a card of thanks and support to the members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

We encourage you to “Give Something That Means Something” by sending a card to your local Red Cross chapter, where it will then be sorted and delivered to service members, military families and veterans in our communities.

Please consider the following guidelines when writing cards:

  • Use generic card titles such as “Dear Service Member, Military Family Member, or Veteran” when addressing cards.
  • Do not include inserts of any kind as these will be removed during the sorting process.
  • Refrain from using glitter as it could aggravate existing health issues of wounded, ill or injured recipients.
  • Mailing addresses for your local Chapter can be found here.

    If you are interested in participating in card sorting and distribution, or for more information, please contact your local Chapter office.