Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Right Stuff

Well, that'll teach me to post things without "Snoping" them out!

Thanks, Darr, for the Snopes link. Here's the skinny, folks:

Red Cross

The guidelines:

~All cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Cards sent after this date will be returned to sender.

~Participants are encouraged to limit the number of cards they submit to 25 from any one person or 50 from any one class or group. If you are mailing a larger quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes. Each card does not need its own envelope or postage.

~Please ensure that all cards are signed.

~Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.

~Please send cards as opposed to long letters which delay a quick review process.

~Please do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.

~Please do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.

~All cards received may be used in program publicity efforts, including appearing in broadcast, print or online mediums.

The address:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

I'm truly sorry if some of you have already wasted a card and a stamp...

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