Deadline to send holiday cards to troops is today

Today is the last day to send Holiday mail to troops,  according to the Central Louisiana Red Cross.

Mail your holiday greeting card to the following address:
Holiday
Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box
5456
Capitol Heights
, MD 20791-5456

Please be sure to affix adequate postage.  Cards must be postmarked no later than today, December 7.  Cards received after this date will be returned to senders.  For reasons of processing and safety, participants are asked to refrain from sending “care packages,” monetary gifts, using glitter or including any inserts with the cards.

Visit Redcross.org/holidaymail for a full list of recommended guidelines and best practices on the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

Please don’t forget to follow these guidelines while preparing your holiday greetings!

Do…

  • Sign all cards
  • Entitle cards “Dear Service Member, Family or Veteran”
  • Limit cards to 15 per person or 50 for school class or business group
  • Bundle groups of cards in single, large envelopes

Don’t…

  • Send letters
  • Include personal information such as home or email addresses
  • Use glitter – excessive amounts can aggravate health issues of wounded recipients
  • Include inserts of any kind as they must be removed in the screening process

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