A primer on sending items to military troops this holiday season
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ben Gross
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The holidays can be one of the most difficult times of the years for military personnel serving away from home. The simplest gesture—a call, a card or a gift can make a huge difference in their morale. There are countless organizations that help facilitate the gift giving process, and we’ve put together this guide to help you select a group to help you send something to the troops this holiday season. Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Program The Red Cross will accept holiday greetings through Friday, Dec. 7 at the following address: Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O. Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456 The organization offers the following tips to help your letter pass through the screening process: Shutterfly The popular photo card website…
Alison Buckholtz has worked to communicate the rewards and challenges that come with being a military wife.
One Potomac mother knows the challenges that come with having a family member in the military and she is working to help bridge the gap in understanding between perception and reality when it comes the military family life. Alison Buckholtz has written articles, essays and one book about her own experiences as a military wife as a way to help people understand the rewards and challenges of military family life. Her husband, a Naval officer, returned to their Potomac home this summer after serving a year-long deployment in Bagdad. She said her writing helps bring civilians and military families closer together by correcting stereotypes and showing families willing to help how they can contribute to military families' needs. "There is a gap …