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American Red Cross launches Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign

By ThisIsReno

redcrosslogo250RED CROSS NEWS RELEASE – Join the American Red Cross for a light breakfast on Tuesday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m. to support our military by signing holiday cards to launch its Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. Supporters and volunteers of the Northern Nevada Chapter will also be recognized for their generosity, service, and volunteerism.

The Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign sends thousands of cards each year to service members, veterans, and their families from the Northern Nevada area.

“Every year during the holiday season, Americans take time to reflect and give thanks for the many gifts in our lives. Whether down the block, across the country, or around the world, we gather with family and loved ones to share a touch of home. It’s during this special season we ask you to take the time to “give something that means something” to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, our nation’s veterans, and their military families who may be separated from their loved ones or far from home,” says Clara Andriola, CEO of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Northern Nevada Chapter is honored to have several dignitaries attending the event, including the Governor’s Chief of Staff, several elected officials and high ranking military representatives to attend a signing party and help us give back to those who won’t be able to be home for the holidays.

The Heroes and Supporters Breakfast is planned on the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy was the largest disaster relief operation that our country has faced in many years. Join us at the Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter at 1190 Corporate Blvd, in Reno.

The American Red Cross Northern Nevada chapter area covers 87,000 square miles with a population of more than 761,195 people. Our chapter territory is from Tonopah north, with our main chapter in Reno and branch offices in Elko, Incline Village and Winnemucca.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. Please visit us at redcross.org/northernnevada and follow us on Twitter @NNARC and Facebook/ARCNorthernNevada.