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Send holiday greetings to America’s heroes
SAN ANTONIO -- While military deployments and hospital stays may keep many of our nation’s heroes away from their families this holiday season, the American Red Cross is collecting and distributing cards that send words of encouragement, gratitude, and cheer.
Between now and Friday, Dec. 7, Americans can give something that means something by sending a card of thanks and support to members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families.
The Red Cross is inviting the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer by mailing them to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.
In celebration of the program this year, the San Antonio Chapter and Wells Fargo bank will host holiday card-signing events in all 34 Wells Fargo branches between Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, during normal business hours. Girl Scout troops and the Boys and Girls Clubs will be making cards to send too.
To ensure that cards are delivered in time for the holidays, they must be postmarked no later than Dec. 7. Individuals are asked to refrain from sending “care packages,” monetary donations, or using glitter or any other kinds of inserts with the cards. More information and card requirements are at redcross.org/holidaymail.
Contact Tricia Bakke for more information at 210-582-1941.
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