Remember our Troops and their Families This Holiday Season

By December 7, 2011 In the News No Comments

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.