This one is true according to the American Red Cross web site. The American Red Cross announced in
November of 2008 that together with
they plan to to deliver one million cards to service members and
families with their “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.
Click here for Red Cross information
Holiday cards should be addressed and
sent no later than December 10, 2008 to:
Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
There are many organizations offering encouragement and support to our
troops not only during the Christmas Holiday season but all year long. Below are some
of them that are genuine and can be trusted to get your letters of
support and encouragement to our men and women in the military:
Operation AC is a non profit
organization that assist in the sending of supplies and encouragement to our troops
all throughout the year. This 2008 Christmas season they announced
that they are gearing up for the Holidays with their “Trees for Troops 2008” program.
Participants in this program can send donations, letters, supplies and
snacks to men and women serving in all branches of the US Military.
Participants can actually become pen pals with service members serving
here for Operation AC.
America Supports You was a Department
of Defense program that began 2004. This program recognize citizen
support for our military men and women and helps them communicate that
support to the members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad. At
the time of our initial research there was a website but it has been
taken down. Today the DOD has a support site at:
The USO has
a variety of programs and services that
support American service men and women and their families.
here for the USO site
Posted 11/20/08 Updated