11 November 2016

Cards for Heroes

Cards for Heroes, Charleston, SC   
Each year I order 1,000 and spread them out around our hospital facilities. Employees stop and write a holiday message for active duty service members and the cards are delivered to the Red Cross to be distributed at the holidays. Everyone seems willing to participate and it is very moving to read some of the heartfelt messages. Thank you to all our veterans and service members and to my volunteers for staffing the table and making the projects work each year.


Kate said...

Great effort and good results!

Marcheline said...

Hey Joan - what a great idea! What address do you mail them to? I might like to do that at work!

William Kendall said...

An excellent idea!

Catalyst said...

Good work, Joan.

Charlestonjoan said...

I have a connection with our local Red Cross and it sounds like that is the way to do it now. I found this:
Program Overview
The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is now Holidays for Heroes. This change allows local Red Cross offices to identify and engage in a variety of activities that thank and recognize members of the military and veterans living in our communities. There is no longer a national Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box to which cards are sent. Please contact your local Red Cross office for details.