The American Red Cross is inviting Northern Nevada to help brighten the spirits of veterans, military families and active service members in hospitals around the world.
The program is called "Mail for Heroes" where anyone can send signed cards of thanks, encouragement and holiday cheer to those who've served this holiday season
Organizers say their goal was to ship out 15,000 cards. And at last count today they had already gathered over 18,800 cards.
"The cards came from everywhere, from elementary schools, to Cub Scout groups, to Girl Scouts, to individuals. We had folks actually coming in, literally sitting down. Two ladies came in and signed 100 cards each," says Clara Andriola.
There's still time to get involved. All you have to do is send a signed card to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, Maryland 20791-5456