American Red Cross
Its back and we are looking for your help this year to collect cards for our HEROES–those currently serving or have served in the US Military. Did you know that serving members of the military and their families was the first mission of the American Red Cross more than 125 years ago? More importantly, it remains a core part of the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces mission today.
The United States currently has 1.4 million active duty members, reservists and guards serving within our borders and abroad. Additionally more than 24 million veterans have faithfully served our country in the past. The American Red Cross serves and supports these members of the military, veterans, and their families by providing emergency communications, comfort and assistance everyday. Beginning November 2, the Red Cross is working to increase awareness of Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces while also providing those that have sacrificed so much with some holiday cheer.
For the third year in a row, the American Red Cross is partnering with Pitney Bowes, a mailstream technology company, to collect and distribute holiday cards for American service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the world. Joining the campaign this year as spokesperson is contemporary music artist and fellow celebrity cabinet member Amy Grant.
We’ll be collecting cards starting November 3rd until December 7th. We will have a drop off location both at our Chapter House and at our Booth at the North Florida Fair! Please contact the Katie or Topi at the Chapter for more information about this program!