FlyerSenator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, along with Senator McGuire and Representatives Manley, Cross, Walsh and McAsey, will be partnering with the American Red Cross this month to sponsor a Holiday Mail for Heroes card drive from 10:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the entrance to Carson’s department store in the Louis Joliet Mall (3340 Mall Loop Dr., Joliet, IL. 60431).

Tables will be set up for card making and signing and participants may bring cards to donate or may craft their own out of the materials provided.

“The holidays can be especially hard for our active military personnel who are stationed far from home and away from their families,” Senator Bertino-Tarrant said. “I’m glad we are able to do something that will bring them some holiday cheer and remind them that we appreciate their service.”

Every holiday season the American Red Cross collects cards to distribute at military installations, veterans hospitals and other locations. All holiday cards created and collected at the card drive will be sent to the American Red Cross as a part of their Holiday Mail for Heroes program. These cards and personal messages, sent by tens of thousands of Americans annually, provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday season.

“As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season gets into full swing, I hope everyone will take a moment from their day to do this one small thing that can mean so much.”  

Holiday Mail for Heroes Card Drive
Saturday, November 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Louis Joliet Mall (Carson’s entrance)
3340 Mall Loop Dr., Joliet, IL. 60431

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