This morning, a post on my Facebook page requested I send a holiday card to a recovering soldier at Walter Reed Hospital. I have come to find out that this is a hoax. Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed last August and even when they were open, it was their security policy not to accept mail unless addressed to a soldier by name.
Most people reading this blog will be sending cards and packages their loved ones far away. This year, if every one of us added a serviceman or their family to our list, imagine what a difference it would make.
Since this is the season of giving, my friends and I at Costume SuperCenter would like to share some ways that you can make the holidays a bit brighter for our soldiers and their families who are in need:
- Send a card or care package to our troops overseas. Our soldiers need so many things that will enhance their comfort.You can send cards and stuff to: Holiday Mail For Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
- For many military families and wounded warriors here at home, the holidays are a difficult time. Just making ends meet is difficult. If you go to Operation Homefront you can find many ways to help make Christmas a bit easier for them.
- On the website Support Our Troops you can:
- send notes to soldiers via email or video
- make a donation to the Care Pack Program
- make and send a care package of your own.
This site provides all the information for what soldiers need most and how to get it to them.
There are only 3 more weeks until Christmas so you will need to act fast. If you read this, please by Santa Claus to a soldier or their family and do what you can to help.