CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) – Time is running out! December 2 is the last day to help the American Red Cross send cards of thanks, encouragement and holiday cheer to members of the military and their families at hospitals around the world.
The cards and personal messages provide a welcome "touch of home" for our troops during the holiday seasons. Cards dropped off at the Northern Nevada Red Cross chapter will be used first for veterans, military families and active-duty service members in Northern Nevada.
Some things to keep in mind when making your cards are:
Ensure that all cards are signed.
Use generic salutations such as "Dear Service Member." Cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program.
Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.
Do not include email or home addresses on the cards.
Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos.
Please refrain from choosing cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and injured warriors.
If you are mailing a large quantity of cards, please bundle them and place them in large mailing envelopes or flat rate postal shipping boxes. Individual cards do not need envelopes as envelopes will be removed from all cards before distribution.
Every card will be screened before being shipped to Red Cross offices across the nation and around the world. Red Cross volunteers will read and sort the cards and distribute them to military members, veterans, and military families. Make sure to deliver your cards to the Northern Nevada American Red Cross Located at 1190 Corporate Boulevard.