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Volunteers Gather to Sort Thousands of “Holiday Mail For Heroes” Cards This Saturday


WASHINGTON, Thursday —


Media availability at card sorting day for “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign


Saturday, December 6, 2008; 9 am EST


American Red Cross National Headquarters
2025 E St NW
Washington, DC, 20006


Gail McGovern, American Red Cross President and CEO
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman, American Red Cross Board of Governors
Murray Martin, President and CEO, Pitney Bowes
Jon Love, President, Pitney Bowes Government Solutions
Special Invited Guests


Red Cross volunteers are gathering for the first effort of the year to sort some of the thousands of cards that have come from across the country for the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Volunteers will read each of the cards and sort them according to audience (wounded soldiers, veterans, active duty). The cards will be boxed during the sorting event and distributed to military hospitals and installations in the United States and around the world. The Red Cross anticipates sorting more than 50,000 pieces of mail at this event.

For more information, visit Holiday Mail For Heroes online


For security purposes, members of the media attending the event must R.S.V.P. to Lesly Simmons at (202) 303-5051 or by Friday, Dec. 5 at 2pm, and be in place Saturday morning at 9am.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at


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