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Northern Nevada Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes 2013

Holiday Mail for Heroes
During this special season, we ask you to take the time to give something that means something to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, our nation's veterans and their military families who may be separated from their loved ones or far from home.

You are invited to join The American Red Cross in sending cards of thanks, encouragement, and holiday cheer to members of the military and their families at hospitals and installations around the world. The cards and personal messages provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday season.

“Every year during the holiday season, Americans take time to reflect and give thanks for the many gifts in our lives,” said Clara Andriola, CEO of the Northern Nevada Chapter. “It’s during this special season we ask you to take the time to give something that means something to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, our nation’s veterans and their military families who may be separated from their loved ones or far from home.”

Cards dropped off at the Northern Nevada Red Cross Chapter office will be used first for veterans, military families, and active-duty service members in northern Nevada. These must be received by December 2. Cards sent to the Holiday Mail for Heroes main distribution location must be postmarked by December 6.

Card Guidelines:

  • Ensure that all cards are signed.
  • Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program.
  • Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.
  • Do not include email or home addresses on the cards.
  • Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos.
  • Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.
  • If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Individual cards do not need envelopes as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution.
  • Every card will be screened before being shipped to Red Cross offices across the nation and around the world. Red Cross volunteers will read and sort the cards and distribute them to military members, veterans, and military families.

    Deliver the cards by December 2 to:

  • Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross
  • 1190 Corporate Blvd
  • Reno, NV 89502
  • Send the cards by December 6 to:

  • Holiday Mail for Heroes
  • P.O. Box 5456
  • Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456