Christmas Cards for SOLDIERS

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Marlinchaser, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got this e-mail this, and think it is a good Idea, I know there are other places to send cards to soldiers, but thought this could be a good place to start.



    When you are making out your Christmas card list this year,

    please include the following:
    A Recovering American soldier
    c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
    Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

    If you approve of the idea, please pass it on to your e-mail list
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2007
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    I know I will put that address on my list. [​IMG]
     
  3. BlueDevilGirl67

    BlueDevilGirl67 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I will have a few extra so that address will defintely be on my list.
     
  4. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

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    It's a good idea, but do you know for sure that the cards will be delivered to someone and not just end up in a mail bag somewhere? Maybe I'll send mine by certified mail. [​IMG]
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be delivered to the hospital, and will be given out to those that donot get mail around the holidays. At least that is the way it is spose to work.
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I'll be sure to send a couple, I don't generally send out very many cards.
     
  7. ChixDigMe

    ChixDigMe Out Of The Brooder

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  8. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

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    Good find, ChixDigMe.
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thanks ChixDigMe I guess I owe you one, you just saved me a couple of stamps, and the embarassment when everyone who followed my suggestion to send started getting thier cards back. I was in 20 years ago and remember cards and such being handed out to those that were not getting any mail. That of course was PRE 911 I hadn't even thought about possibly sending poisen to soldiers. Silly me thinking that our society wouldn't do stuff like that. I guess for the poor soldier that has no one it must really suck not even being able to get an annonymous card or gift. :thun
     
  10. ChixDigMe

    ChixDigMe Out Of The Brooder

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    I know what you mean, Marlinchaser...things sure aren't what they used to be....

    Here is some more info I got from Walter Reed Website...www.wramc.amedd.army.mil


    "Instead of sending an “Any Wounded Soldier” letter or package to Walter Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families listed on the "America Supports You" website, www.americasupportsyou.mil

    Other organizations that offer means of showing your support for our troops or assist wounded servicemembers and their families include:

    http://www.usocares.org/
    http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/tooursoldiers/
    http://www.redcross.org

    For individuals without computer access, your local military installation, the local National Guard or military reserve unit in your area may offer the best alternative to show your support to our returning troops and their families. Walter Reed Army Medical Center will continue to receive process and deliver all mail that is addressed to a specific individual.

    As Walter Reed continues to enhance the medical care and processes for our returning service members, it must also must keep our patients and staff members safe while following Department of Defense policy. The outpouring of encouragement from the general public, corporate America and civic groups throughout the past year has been incredible. Our Warriors in Transition are amazed at the thanks and support they receive from their countrymen."
     

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