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American Red Cross Reminds Public to Send Holiday Cards

Darke County Red Cross, Give Something that Means Something this Holiday Season
This is a simple, yet very meaningful tradition of giving thanks to those who have sacrificed so much.

The Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program guarantees delivery of holiday cards to the military community that are submitted by December 6, 2013.

“As individuals and families make their holiday plans this year, we hope they will remember to send words of cheer and gratitude to the men and women who serve our country,” said Lynne Gump, Executive Director of the Darke County Chapter. “This is a simple, yet very meaningful tradition of giving thanks to those who have sacrificed so much.”

Once the Red Cross receives the cards sent in by the public, they are scanned to ensure safety and security. Red Cross volunteers sort and deliver them to military installations, in military and VA hospitals and to veteran’s organizations in the United States and overseas. Here in Darke County, cards are hand-delivered to veteran’s in assisted living facilities, Veterans Administration, VFWs, American Legions and to our National Guard Unit.

If you are interested in joining our Veteran Visitors and sharing some joy this holiday season, please join with the Darke County Red Cross as a volunteer by visiting their website www.redcross.org/oh/greenville or by calling the office at 937.548.1002.

The Red Cross cannot guarantee delivery of those cards postmarked after December 6. Visit redcross.org/holidaymail for a full list of recommended guidelines.

All holiday greetings should be addressed and sent to:

  • Holiday Mail for Heroes
  • P.O. Box 5456
  • Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
  • The public can connect with fellow card senders through Facebook.com/redcross and Twitter.com/redcross using #holidaymail.