It was a festive night in Cambridge on Dec. 11, as volunteers sorted and prepared cards for our troops and veterans.
More than 20 volunteers listened to holiday music as they read through 7,500 holiday cards sent from people all over the country.
After reading organizing them, volunteers bound groups of cards together – all of which will be delivered to neighborhood American legions, VFWs and other related offices next week.
Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans. We support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe. And once a year, we get the joy of delivering holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.
The cards and personal messages, sent by tens of thousands of Americans, provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday season.
Thank you to Nicole Whittlin for organizing this successful event.