A primer on sending items to military troops this holiday season.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ben Gross
Friday, November 23, 2012
The holidays can be one of the most difficult times of the years for military personnel serving away from home. With Thanksgiving behind us and the rest of the holiday season ahead, there's still time to send out holiday cheer. The simplest gesture – a call, a card or a gift can make a huge difference in their morale. There are countless organizations that help facilitate the gift giving process, and we’ve put together this guide to help you select a group to help you send something to the troops this holiday season. Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Program The Red Cross will accept holiday greetings through Friday, Dec. 7 at the following address: Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 The organization …
It's a great idea for those Halloween leftovers.
Do you have some leftover candy that is looking for a worthy cause? The Greenway Learning Center is collecting treats for the troops to be sent overseas with the help of the United Methodist Church in Laurel, Maryland. "We figured we got so much candy here at Halloween, that it was our time to give back," Patti Smith, center director, said. The kids have even made little hand print flags to go with the candy bags, so the troops will know that it came from them. "I'm sure after eating MRE's they'll be glad to get a couple of Snickers," Smith said. Friday, Veterans Day, is the last day to drop your candy off before it's sent overseas to hand out to service men and women. The center will be open until 6 p.m.