Good idea!

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

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Published in: on November 24, 2007 at 10:48 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Thank you for posting this address. I plan to send cards and will also ask my students to send handmade cards.

  2. I’ve done some research on the card idea. YOU NEED TO MODIFY YOUR POSTING. Hospitals WILL NOT accept cards due to security risks. There IS AN ALTERNATIVE but cards must arrive BEFORE December 27.

    From http://www.snopes.com [Urban Legends Reference Page]

    We’re proud that this holiday season, communities across America are invited to mail holiday greeting cards along with personal messages of support to wounded service members at military hospitals around the country through a unique partnership between the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc.

    This solution will benefit service members at Walter Reed and will also benefit those recovering at other military hospitals. With the help of the U.S. Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Pitney Bowes, between now and December 27, members of the public can mail their holiday cards to:

    We Support You During Your Recovery!
    c/o American Red Cross
    P.O. Box 419
    Savage, MD 20763-0419

    Red Cross volunteers will sort the cards for appropriate content and repackage them for shipping. Our partner, Pitney Bowes, will ship the cards to Red Cross stations at the military hospitals.

    Be sure to affix adequate postage. Cards received after the date above will be returned to the sender. Again, senders are reminded that “care packages” are not part of the program. Also, please refrain from using glitter or any other inserts that would not be appropriate in a hospital environment.


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