Check out our new twist on one of our favorite holiday traditions! With a reduction in U.S. military forces overseas, particularly in the Middle East and across Europe, we have revised our Holiday Mail for Heroes program!
Rather than collecting hundreds of individual holiday cards, we are collecting messages and signatures on large banners to be distributed to and displayed in military and VA facilities throughout the region! What began as a Veteran’s Day project for several Red Cross Clubs in the Capital Region is quickly taking off…
Supporting our military service members is the foundation of the American Red Cross. It was the driving force for the establishment of this organization more than 130 years ago, and remains a cornerstone of our pride and passion to this day.
As we enter into the holiday season, we are always reminded of the thousands of service members who do not have the good fortune of being with their loved ones during this special time of year. Instead, many are serving the country and defending our freedoms out of military installations around the world while we enjoy the many comforts of home that their service and sacrifice has provided.
In this season of thankfulness and joy, we are proud to continue this annual tradition of sending thanks to those who serve and have served. It may look a little different, but the message is the same. Thank you to our military members past, present, and future, for your courage, service, and selfless sacrifice.