While you reflect on this past year and give thanks throughout the holiday season, please do not forget our men and women in uniform. Many of those who volunteer to wear this nation’s cloth and defend our freedom will be worlds away from their own families. To show their appreciation the American Red Cross is hosting the seventh annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. They will be collecting holiday greeting cards to send to our heroes overseas and in our own communities.
“The simple act of receiving a card with a holiday greeting or message of thanks is an enormous morale booster and can have a great impact on a military member,” said Todd James, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties.
On Thursday, November 21, the Red Cross will host card making parties 6-8 p.m. in Findlay at the Red Cross office 125 Fair St, in Upper Sandusky at the Upper Sandusky Fire Department and in Tiffin at the Red Cross office in the Tiffin Mall.
At each location, card making supplies will be provided. Families, schools and organizations and anyone interested in participating in the program are invited to attend. All cards made will be forwarded without need for further postage.
If you cannot attend one of the card making parties, the Red Cross is inviting the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer until December 6 by mailing them to:
Spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors, and let’s give something that means something to our service men and women, veterans and their families around the world in gratitude for their service. Share photos and videos of your card signing efforts or send holiday greeting for troops by using the hashtag #HolidayMail on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts. If you wish, connect with fellow card senders through Facebook.com/redcross and Twitter.com/redcross using #holidaymail.