Midlands Students Make Holiday Greetings for the Troops!

Thank you very much to all the students across the Midlands who helped contribute to our 2012 Holiday Mail for Heroes program!  On December 4th, over 6,700 holiday cards created by students from Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland school districts were presented to the American Red Cross, Columbia Region at Carver-Lyon Elementary School.

A group of studnts with some of the cards they decorated for the troops.

A group of students at Carver-Lyon Elementary School present the Red Cross with over 6,700 holiday cards for service men and women.

Students across the Midlands spent weeks designing, writing and putting finishing touches on their cards so that they could bring a “touch of home” to our troops during the holiday season.

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These creative cards made by students will be delivered to service men and women as part of the 2012 Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

Colorful cards, including some written in Spanish, were created by students in conjunction with the Red Cross 2012 Holiday Mail for Heroes, a program that has collected millions of holiday wishes from everyday Americans expressing their gratitude to our service men and women stationed around the world.

Regional CEO Scott R. Salemme and Kitrina Wright presenting a certificate of thanks to Dr. Traci Cooper.

Regional CEO, Scott R. Salemme and Board Member,  Kitrina Wright present a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Traci Young Cooper for her leadership in challenging area schools to make over 6,700 holiday cards.

Time is running out to mail your cards! The last day to send in your cards to the troops is this Friday, December 7th. If you would like to participate, visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail to get started!

Please send your cards to the following address: Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. 

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