The Red Cross chapters of the Northeast Pennsylvania region have been doing a great deal to help out our service members and veterans this past holiday season. Thousands of holiday cards have been delivered to make our service members and veterans feel appreciated and thanked for all they do for our country. The Lackawanna County Chapter has done a fantastic job for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
On November 10th, Katie Shea, daughter of Lackawanna Chapter Office Manager Maureen Shea, held a card signing party with her friends. Pictures of the party can be found above.
Lynn Pahoski, her 11-year old son and his friends decorated and signed cards at his birthday party at the beginning of November. Two girls from Dunmore also signed cards for service hours this month.
Lackawanna Chapter Office Manager Maureen Shea, Bonnie Aquilina, and Service to the Armed Forces and International Services Director Jennifer Pierce visited the Scranton Senior Center in downtown Scranton on November 13th. They set up a table for senior citizens to sign holiday cards and write messages to our service members and veterans. Dozens of cards were signed and a great time was had by all.
Maureen Shea coordinated the delivery of holiday cards to about 250 veterans at Gino Merli Veterans Center on December 12th. The cards were decorated, signed, and passed out by the art students at Northeast Intermediate School in Scranton.
Holiday Mail for Heroes was a major success for the Lackawanna County Chapter this year. Thank you to the Lackawanna County Chapter, Katie Shea and friends, Lynn Pahoski, her son and friends, the volunteers from Dunmore, Maureen Shea, Bonnie Aquilina, Jennifer Pierce, the art students of Northeast Intermediate School in Scranton, all who helped with the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, and of course all of our service members and veterans!