Chapter hosting two Holiday Mail for Heroes events

Holiday Mail for Heroes gives local schools, organizations and companies an opportunity to honor the men and women of our armed forces and share a touch of home.

The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter is hosting two card signing events for the organization’s Holiday Mail for Heroes project.

Card signings will be from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Columbia Mall and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Capital Mall.

Columbia Insurance Group and Commerce Bank are sponsoring the Columbia card signing.

The Red Cross will provide the cards.

Holiday Mail for Heroes gives local schools, organizations and companies an opportunity to honor the men and women of our armed forces and share a touch of home.

The Red Cross, with help from our supporters, collects and delivers the cards to military members, veterans and their families serving around the world.

In 2012, Americans sent more than 1,350,000 cards to troops deployed overseas and those stationed locally. The chapter sent about 900 signed cards last year.

Call Clayton Kennedy at 573-445-9411 for more information.