The American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program is taking on a different approach this year.
Beginning in 2014, the American Red Cross chapters across the continental U.S. and Red Cross offices on military installations overseas will take complete control of the program. There will no longer be a national Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box to which cards are sent.
The local Red Cross offices will collect, sort, and distribute the holiday cards using an events-based approach in their local communities. Local Red Cross Offices will:
1.) Hold events to sign or make holiday cards.
2.) Schedule card-sorting times.
3.) Coordinate card delivery to the military, veterans and families in their community.
These changes will allow local Red Cross offices to better concentrate on reaching out to members of the military, veterans and families in their community.