My support for the men and women of the US Armed Forces and our veterans isn’t exactly a secret. I’ve often vocalized the importance of supporting those that keep us safe. I’ve been touched by personally witnessing the struggles our wounded warriors face when they return home. I’ve known people who take the noble responsibility of service to family and country upon themselves. These men and women deserve our love, our support, and our thanks – and that is why I’m involved with the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
Amy Grant and Matt Oclander share their thoughts and thanks at last year’s Holiday Mail for Heroes celebration in Washington, DC. You can join Amy again this year in support of the program on Veterans Day (Thursday, November 11th) at the Red Cross Headquarters building on 17th and E Street, NW.
Holiday Mail for Heroes connects ordinary people with those that perform extraordinary sacrifices for our country everyday. Check out the Red Cross website for best practices as you plan what you’d like to do with your cards. Then, between now and December 10th please send in your personal thanks to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
Program partner Pitney Bowes, Inc will then scan all mail for security purposes and ship it off to Red Cross chapters and base installations. Red Crossers across the country and at locations abroad will get these cards and sentiments into the hands – and hearts – soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and veterans.
The thing about showing gratitude is that it doesn’t have to be grandiose or flashy. It’s really just about opening your heart to say, “Thank you for what you’ve done for me, my loved ones, and the country we both love.” I know that I have so much thanks to give these incredible men and women – what about you?
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.