Letters to Deployed Soldiers
You can send cards, letters and CARE packages or get addresses to be a soldier “Pen Pal” through these sites:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
The Red Cross is partnering with Pitney Bowes this holiday season for the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. For the second year in a row, we’re collecting holiday cards to distribute to American service members, veterans and their families in the United States and around the world. Pitney Bowes is generously donating technology, resources and postage to make this holiday card program possible.
Please follow these guidelines when mailing a card to ensure that your card will quickly reach service members, veterans and their families. Every card received will first be screened for hazardous materials by
Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working in one of 16 sorting stations around the country.
Guidelines are on the link above including: Cards must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 10, 2008, sign the card and don’t include anything besides the card (like pictures).
This information reportedly came from the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, Dr. David Chu.
Letters to Soldiers LetterstoSoldiers.org
America Supports You AmericaSupportsYou.mil
Any Soldier Anysoldier.com– Originally, a simple family effort to help the soldiers in one Army unit. Due to overwhelming requests, on 1 January 2004 the Any Soldier® effort was expanded to include any member, of any of the Armed Forces in harms way. What to send and how to send letters and packages.
Email Our Military emailourmilitary.com eMOM was created in 2001 as a response to the DoD’s cancellation of the “Any Service Member” and “Operation Dear Abby” mail programs. A safe alternative, eMOM picked up where these programs left off. eMail Our Military’s founder is a military wife, the daughter of a veteran and an avid troop supporter. We’re volunteers from all walks of life who understand that regardless of our political views, our military service members deserve our respect, support & encouragement. Using eMail, eMOM provides a safe way for people to continue the tradition of “Any Service Member” mail with a much more personal touch. Service Members register with us for support and are matched with civilians who have registered to send and show their support to our troops.
Soldiers Angels soldiersangels.org As a volunteer-led nonprofit, we have over 20 different teams and programs supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Through special projects, dedicated teams and individuals supporting our troops, we make a visible difference in the lives of our service members and their families.