Baton Rouge, LA – Friday, November 30 - On Tuesday, December 4th from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. the 3rd grade class at St. Aloysius will be creating holiday cards for the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign.
The Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign became a staple in the Louisiana region several years ago. Since then, more than 50,000 holiday cards have been distributed to service members, veterans, and their families locally and abroad. This year, cards will be distributed to numerous medical facilities across the state, in addition to installations overseas.
“It means the world, receiving a card from your home state when you’re deployed and away from your family during the holidays,” said Robert Harris, regional program director for Louisiana Red Cross service to armed forces.
Our Service to Armed Forces regional program director Robert Harris will be on hand to speak from his personal experience in the military, and what it means to receive cards from home during the holiday season.
Card donations will be accepted at the Baton Rouge office at 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday until December 7.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.