Red Cross helps vets reach out to military
Holiday greetings exchanged
Reaching out and letting them know we stand with them. That's what veterans did Tuesday, kicking off a letter writing campaign to send holiday greetings to active military members.
The American Red Cross was set up at the VA Hospital Tuesday asking veterans to write a card to an active duty service man or woman.
The Red Cross has been sponsoring the Mail for Heroes program for six years now.
They're hoping to get at least 10,000 cards sent from Colorado residents.
These cards will go to active military who will be overseas for the holidays as well as to the men and women stationed domestically.
The Red Cross says this is the organization's way of spreading holiday cheer to the people who need it most.
"The Red Cross has been a partner of the military since our founding and so we want to continue to share that community support for our service members, especially during the holiday season when they're away from their families so they know were still thinking of them," explained Tim Bothe, the international services manager with the Red Cross.
The Red Cross will set up other greeting card signing events around town until December 7th.
You can also create your own cards and drop them off at the local Red Cross office at 506 Gunnison Avenue in GJ.
You are asked to make sure to follow certain guidelines to ensure they're sent.
You can find those at www.redcross.org/holidaymail.
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