Saturday, December 6, 2008

Send a card to a recovering solider...

***UPDATE*** I checked with SNOPES and the below information is false. However, the redcross is doing something with cards and letters, and it is legitimate. Also, please see my comments as a reader has sent a great link that is being sponsored by Xerox.

I read this on another blog and felt it was important enough to share on my blog.

Send a Christmas card to a recovering solider. I hope to send more than one, but here is the address and others of course will do as they wish..

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

I think it's a wonderful thing to do at this time of year, however, after thinking about it further, I am going to see if I can send a get well card or cards each month to those who have been injured fighting for our freedoms. While I do not support the war, I do very much support our soldier's and feel it's important to remember them all year round, not just at Christmas time.

Please leave me a comment if you are sending a Christmas card to the soldiers and if you might be inclined to send a get well card each month... I might just give away a couple of candles.


Pare said...

Xerox is sponsoring something similar through

It's incredibly simple and doesn't even require a trip to the post office. I've bookmarked it and I send a card every few days.

Might be another avenue to give thanks.

Lea said...

Ugh... please see my update! I really should know better to check things out before I pass them on myself... I figured the other blogger had done that already!

Thanks for that link to send cards, I will be using it!

Mama Dawg said...

Thanks again for pointing out the error! I took it off my blog.

I don't normally check when it comes to these types of things because it involves no money exchanging hands and it's a GOOD thing (as opposed to someone saying something stupid like Rob Schneider is secretly Jesus Christ or something to that effect).

Lea said...

Mama Dawg: You're welcome! I didn't check it out either a friend of mine told me about it.. but it IS a good idea, too bad it isn't true!