Holidays for Heroes offers individuals, corporations and community entities (church/temple groups, schools, community centers, etc.) the opportunity to support the unique work that the American Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region is doing for the local military and veteran community. Previously known as the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, which was centered around the winter holiday season and our recovering warriors at Walter Reed NMMC and Ft. Belvior Community Hospital, we have evolved the program to support our local military and veterans year-round by collecting items to help support the needs of the community.
We offer the opportunity for individuals and organizations to support Red Cross programs and services through small donations of toiletries, low-value gift cards to chain restaurants and entertainment (such as iTunes, Google, Amazon) gift cards, individually wrapped snacks, new clothing items, and any other financial contributions.
While the donated cards and personal messages were appreciated, collecting the items listed above better serves the needs of our local military and veteran community. For those still interested in donating cards, please contact your local VA medical facility or state veterans home in order to best determine the needs of your community.
This unique program has been updated in direct response from service members and their families in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, Maryland, and Delaware.
Please drop off or send donations to:
Attention: Holidays for Heroes
American Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region
8550 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Donations of the above items are accepted year-round.