Holiday Card Signing Events a Success

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Emily, 9, decorates a card for service members at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. “They miss their families.”

The Holiday Mail for Heroes box closes this Friday, December 6.  Thanks to the support of residents throughout eastern NC, we have successfully collected thousands of cards of gratitude that will be distributed to service members and veterans throughout the holidays. Events were held across the region from Wilmington to Elizabeth City in which community members took the time to send words of encouragement and thanks to our military members.

Our official Holiday Mail for Heroes Kickoff was on November 1 at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.  Check out pictures from the event.  Thanks to the 916th Refueling Wing the event was a great success.

Click on the picture to watch the holiday message

Click on the picture to watch the holiday message

The Cape Fear Chapter hosted a card signing event on November 14 at the 105th Anniversary of Service Reception where donors and community partners showed their support for our members of the military by sending messages of hope and gratitude.

Wayne County Red Cross board member Tara Humphries signs cards with Col. Gilmour of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Wayne County Red Cross board member Tara Humphries signs cards with Col.
Gilmour of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

The Red Cross will now be working throughout the month of December to distribute the cards to service members and veterans in our area. Volunteers are needed during December to help local Red Cross chapters deliver the cards along with some sweet treats to the military instillations in your community. Contact your Red Cross chapter to find out how you can get involved.

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