Red Cross helping send cards to military
BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is providing away for Americans to send holiday cards to members of the military.
The Holiday Mail for Heroes program runs through Dec. 6. Service members, veterans and their families around the world will receive cards.
"It just takes a moment to sign a card to share your appreciation for the sacrifices members of the military community make," said Kay Wilson, regional CEO for the South Louisiana Red Cross. "You say thanks, and we'll do the rest."
The cards will be sorted and delivered by Red Cross volunteers across the United States and on military installations overseas. The Red Cross has received and distributed more than 6.5 million cards for members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families since the program began in 2006.
Individuals are asked to refrain from sending letters, monetary donations, or any other kinds of inserts with the cards and from using glitter.
People can also share photos and videos of their card signing efforts or their holiday greeting for troops by using the hashtag #HolidayMail on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts.
The cards can be sent to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456