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"Holiday Mail for Heroes" Kicks off Monday

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MISSOULA -

The Red Cross of Montana is encouraging the public to send a holiday card to members of our military serving overseas through the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program, which kicked off on Monday.

The program allows Montanans to create and send cards to current service members and veterans and their families across the country and around the world.

Red Cross volunteers sort and deliver the cards throughout the season, but the cards must be postmarked no later than December 6 to ensure they're delivered in time for the holidays.

Anna Fernandez-Gevaert, of the Red Cross of Montana, said, "Military service members who are far away from home are usually thrilled to be remembered by the people that they are really serving for."

Red Cross volunteers have distributed more than 6.5 million cards since the program began in 2006.

To learn where to send your holiday card, click here.

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