Holiday Mail for Heroes

Holiday Mail for Heroes deadline fast approaches

It’s that time of year again! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes fourth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes deadline is fast approaching.

From now until close of business December 10th you are invited to send holiday cards to our American service members, their families, and veterans all over the world. Anyone can send a card and you can send as many as you would like! Please send all cards to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD

Anyone wishing to stop by to write a message of support is welcome to stop by our office to either drop off or complete a holiday card – the IVSC has a variety of donated cards they are providing to the public.  The Imperial Valley Service Office is located at 781 Broadway in El Centro and is open from 8am – 5pm and does not close for lunch.  The Imperial Valley Service Center will be accepting cards thru 1pm on Friday to make the mail deadline.

The deadline for this year is December 10th. Unfortunately, if your cards are not postmarked by December 10th or received by the 1pm IVSC deadline they cannot be delivered. After Pitney Bowes collects and screens the mail received in the PO Box, Red Cross workers deliver holiday greetings to service men and women in their communities. Check out how our uniformed men and women and their families expressed their gratitude for the Holiday Mail program when it delivered cards to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Our Holiday Mail for Heroes YouTube playlist features videos capturing last year’s successes.

Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to over 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans. At the core of the Service to the Armed Forces mission is our commitment to support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe.

Local American Red Cross volunteers collected Holiday Cards from midnight – 4am at the IV Mall during the Black Friday sale.  The El Centro Desert Oasis High School is once again actively participating in this worthy campaign and has set a goal to collect a minimum of 3,500 Holiday Cards for Heroes this year.

You can support the Service to the Armed Forces mission of the American Red Cross by participating in this great campaign.