NORTH CHARELSTON, SC (WCSC) - The American Red Cross is looking to send some holiday cheer to US troops stationed overseas, and it needs the public's help to make the effort a success. Printed or handmade cards carrying messages of gratitude will be collected until December 10 and mailed to service members.
Art students from Liberty Hill Academy, girls from four schools within Girl Scout Troop Ashley Hall Senior Troop 460, and other local organizations have all created their own holiday cards. They used a variety of media to produce cards that will go to military bases and hospitals, as well as veterans.
The Red Cross encourages families to make Holiday Mail for Heroes during the Thanksgiving weekend. "Kids will understand the need," said Louise Welch Williams, CEO of the Charleston, SC Region, "When you tell them there are a lot of soldiers who can't be with their families this year, they'll understand they are doing something significant. One of our board member's sons wrote I love you on cards. Just imagine how much that will mean to someone."