Sending holiday mail to our heroes

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On Veterans Day, the American Red Cross held its kick-off event for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program in Washington, D.C. Special guest Amy Grant was there to show her support as people lined up to sign cards.

We also wanted to share a video that gives you a peek behind the scenes of our Holiday Mail program. Red Cross volunteers and Pitney Bowes workers will be working hard to sort and deliver the cards that you send in. Every card will be touched by many hands before finally reaching someone on the other end.

It may be difficult to feel the impact of your contribution when you are simply sending cards to a central mailbox, but every card that is received can mean a great deal to its recipient. Taking the time to give thanks to a stranger is one way to start getting into the holiday spirit!

If you also want to contribute more to help out members of our armed forces, please consider giving through our holiday catalog. You can help provide phone cards, deliver important family messages, and even training to cope with stress to a military family.

Let us know if you or someone you know have been personally affected by the Holiday Mail program or any other service to the armed forces that the Red Cross provides. We would love to hear your stories.

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