There’s no place like home for the holidays. But for American service members, the holidays might find them thousands of miles from home.
Enter the American Red Cross’ “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program, which delivers holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and military installations around the world.
Throughout November, each Royer’s store will collect holiday cards for “Holiday Mail for Heroes.” Cards may be dropped off during normal business hours.
The Red Cross has these guidelines:
- Cards should be signed
- Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member” as cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program
- Do not include email or home addresses on the cards: the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships
- Only cards are accepted; do not include letters or inserts such as photos
- Refrain from choosing cards with glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors