A Touch of Home

Imperial Valley:  Spreading holiday cheer to troops, veterans and their families has become a widely embraced tradition across the United States.

Over the past three years, Desert Oasis students under the guidance of Mrs. Deby Ellet have participated in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program  by collecting holiday cards  each year from  the students.  This year, Red Cross  Imperial Valley Service Center again witnessed  the students enthusiasm for the program  when they announced early in the school year that they would be participating.

“Desert Oasis High School students contributed their own handmade creations, which will no doubt bring a smile to someone’s face,” said Mrs. Deby Ellet, a teacher at DOHS.  Ellet continued by saying that “Desert Oasis students came together to create cards that will go out to service members, their families and veterans all over the world.  This is a wonderful project that brings a lot of satisfaction to our student body.”

For the first time this year Imperial Valley Easter Seals also took on the campaign and wrote and designed cards that were completed in time to mail by the December 10th deadline.