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Holiday Mail for Heroes

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Please join the Red Cross by contributing your own signed cards!

With many service members and veterans separated from their families during the holidays due to deployments and hospital stays, the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program empowers the community to send cards of thanks and support to the members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

Please join the Red Cross by contributing your own signed cards! They can be store bought cards or something homemade. Please drop off signed cards to your local Red Cross office (listed below) by Friday, December 5, 2014.

Make sure to follow a few simple tips when making or signing your cards:

1. Please sign cards using first names only. Please do not include any information that would specifically identify you or your business.                                            

2. Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member”, “Dear Veteran”, or “Dear Military Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program.

3. Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.

4. Do not include email or home addresses on the cards: the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.                                                                            

5. Do not include inserts of any kind, including gift cards, photos, or cash. These items will be removed during the review process.                                                  

6. Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.                                                    

7. Stay connected with your local Red Cross to ensure you are meeting the needs of military members, veterans, and their families in your community.

Office Drop-off Locations and Times:

  • Camarillo Office  - 836 Calle Plano, Camarillo, CA 93012
  • Drop off cards Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • San Luis Obispo Office - 225 Prado Rd. #A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Drop off cards Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Santa Barbara Office - 2707 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • By appointment only. Call (805)687-1331 to schedule.

    Contact if you have any questions about the Holiday Mail for Heroes progam.

    Thank you for your support!