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Sending anonymous cards to Walter Reed Hospital (updated)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Sending anonymous cards to Walter Reed Hospital (updated) Reply with quote

There has been an email circulating,
Quote:
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

suggesting that you send extra cards and letters this holiday season to a Wounded or Recovering American Soldier, while it is a wonderful idea, due to the possibility that some may not contain "thanks, and well wishes for a speedy recovery," the post office and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (official statement here) will not accept or deliver mail or packages addressed anonymously in such a fashion. They are asking instead that you make a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families listed on the "America Supports You" website, you can browse How you can help or view organizations by state.

Other organizations to consider that offer means of showing your support for our troops or to assist wounded servicemembers and their families include:
USO Cares
To Our Soldiers
Red Cross

The full investigation of this email/story can be read at Snopes.Com Cards For Soldiers.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: update Reply with quote

update from snopes.com

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Although the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is not accepting holiday cards for recovering soldiers, the American Red Cross has said that small gifts may be sent to patients in that facility through them:

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center is ONLY accepting phone cards, CDs, individual small packets of candy, things like that; which they will distribute among the soldiers (as they have a lot of in and out patients). They are not accepting Holiday Cards, as they don't have the human resources to distribute them.
You may send your packets to:
American Red Cross
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5000

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