Friday, November 18, 2011

Update on the correct address for Soldiers

Do not send it to that address w/ the recipient addressed as 

"a recovering wounded soldier" . 

After this examiner wrote an article urging everyone to post 

this status, Maj. R. Norfolk (20-year, active duty, veteran of 

the Army, and a Disabled American Veteran) wrote to me. He

 stated "While this might seem like a good way to show 

support for wounded soldiers, the information in the message

 is incorrect. Cards sent to "A Recovering American soldier" 

or similar will not be accepted by Walter Reed Army Medical 

Center. However, cards can be sent to servicemembers via 

the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign operated by the 

American Red Cross. An announcement on the Walter Reed 

Army Medical Center explains: The American Red Cross is 

sponsoring a national "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign to 

receive and distribute holiday cards to servicemembers and 

veterans both in the United States and abroad.

 Welcome to the fifth year of our Holiday Mail For Heroes 

program! As in previous years, we will partner with Pitney 

Bowes to collect holiday cards

 from regular citizens all across the country and distribute 

them to service members, veterans, and their families. If 

you’re looking for a fun way to 

give back a little bit this holiday season, this is a great option.

 Check out our slideshow of cards from previous years for 

some inspiration.

Send cards to the address below:

Holiday Mail For Heroes

P.O. Box 5456

Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

All cards must be postmarked no later than Friday, December

9th. Cards postmarked after this date will unfortunately be 

returned to the sender.

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