Holiday Mail for Heroes-Truth!

Holiday Mail for Heroes –Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

A forwarded email suggesting that you include service members and their families on your Christmas card list.

The Truth:


This one is true according to the American Red Cross web site.  The American Red Cross announced in November of 2008 that together with Pitney Bowes 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

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 overseas.   Click here for Operation AC.

America Supports You

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.    Click here for the USO site

Posted 11/20/08  Updated 05/27/14