Holiday greetings made for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program were delivered to veterans at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King on Dec. 22.
In addition, cards were delivered at the Oscar G. Johnson facilities in Iron Mountain, Mich.
The King facilities are home to 675 former military service members, and the Veterans Assistance Program also houses 30 men and women.
The Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans with the opportunity to send holiday greetings and a note of thanks to men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Each year, the Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of the nation’s 24 million veterans.
At the core of the Service to the Armed Forces mission is the commitment to support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe.
Many community groups and schools throughout the region participated in this year’s program, with more than 12,000 cards created and signed with heart-warming messages. A special thank you is extended to the following groups who participated.
Miles Kimball in Oshkosh donated 2,500 cards, which were signed at local events in area malls, at craft shows and at area businesses.
In addition, Pitney Bowes in Neenah collected and shipped more than 8,600 cards, which more than doubled their goal of 4,000 cards.