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Old 01-05-2013, 04:03 AM   #1
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Heart Card for a recovering American Soldier

Let's remember next year when everyone posts to send a card to a recovering American soldier that it is not true. My card was returned yesterday that was mailed Dec. 13th with the following message: undeliverable, unable to forward. I guess they will not accept any cards that are not addressed to an individual. It was a good idea anyway. Thanks.
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Here are 4 sites that receive and distribute donated cards for soldiers. There are many sites that accept your donated cards, and each has varied guidelines for stampers to follow. Find one that feels good for you and stamp for the soldiers with the knowledge that your efforts will get there indeed.

Cards for Soldiers

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American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Soldiers
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There are also scam e-mails asking for cards sent to 'a recovering American soldier'. Be careful.
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TexasGrammy, thank you for posting those sites for mailing cards. I happen to work with Soldiers' Angels and each and every year I meet people who want to send (or have sent) cards to wounded soldiers at Walter Reed only to have them returned. I can say that the cards that are received are like gold to the soldiers, so it's a worthwhile undertaking.
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I'd also like to mention another wonderful non-profit organization that distributes cards to our military personnel:

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I was asked on a thread here to send one card to a "recovering American soldier". They will not accept just one card.
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Unfortunately, that "Recovering American Soldier"/Walter Reed information continues to circulate on the internet, despite being erroneous. You can see in this thread that someone linked to the information on Snopes.com.

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Unfortunately, that "Recovering American Soldier"/Walter Reed information continues to circulate on the internet, despite being erroneous. You can see in this thread that someone linked to the information on Snopes.com.

Send a Christmas Card to a Wounded Soldier

Thanks a bunch, Sky Nacho!
Although it does make me cringe to see these false gimmicks. Blech!
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