On the eve of 2017's Veterans Day, and with the holidays right around the corner, there's a simple way that you can brighten the day of a New Jersey soldier just by writing a card.

The American Red Cross continues their "Holidays For Heroes" campaign, with a super easy way to get a little holiday cheer to those protecting our freedom every day.

It could be as simple as picking up a few cards and dropping them in the mail, or you could organize a whole letter writing campaign to send some positive vibes to our enlisted men and women.

The New Jersey Chapter of the Red Cross makes a few suggestions if you plan to write some letters:

  • Address cards to “service member” or “veteran.”
  • Write a note! Keep your message positive and upbeat.
  • Avoid cards containing glitter.
  • Do not enclose any items with your holiday cards. Any items enclosed will be removed.
  • Include your name and where you’re from, but do not include additional personal information such as email, phone number or address.
  • Do not put cards in envelopes. Individual cards in envelopes cannot be accepted.

You can either gather a bunch of cards together and bring them on over to the Jersey Coast office of the Red Cross at 1540 West Park Avenue in Ocean Township, or you can package them all up and send them right to the base at the following address:

American Red Cross
ATTN: Holiday Mail for Heroes
6051 Doughboy Loop
JB MDL, NJ 08640

Either way, it's a really simple way to bring a smile to the face of the men and women who may not be able to spend the holidays with their loved ones because they're busy serving our country.

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