Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
Holiday Mail for Heroes is a natural extension of the Red Cross’ 130-year tradition of serving those in the military.Through its Service to the Armed Forces division, the Red Cross provides military and veteran health care facilities, emergency communications and social services to the more than 2 million military members, National Guard and Reservists and 23 million veterans and their families.
Through a network of chapters and stations at home and around the world, the Red Cross works on behalf of the American public to ensure that our military personnel get help whenever and wherever they need it—whether it is a crisis back home, an injury in the line of duty or the transition into civilian life after serving. The Red Cross also gives service members the comfort of knowing someone is there for their families, allowing our heroes to stay focused on their mission.
Deployments can place a tremendous strain on service members and their families, so the Red Cross connects loved ones with a robust information and referral network of social service options, including a number of educational programs that help military families deal with everyday stressors as they deal with their loved one’s deployment.
Returning service members and their families can take part in Reconnection Workshops, Presented by Walmart. These individual and small group discussions focus on several topics including communication and dealing with trauma. The workshops aim to help service members transition back into their life at home.
The Red Cross ensures that service members and their families stay in touch with each other, especially during a crisis through our Emergency Communication Network, which includes a 24/7 global emergency communication service at military installations worldwide. That toll-free line is (877) 272-7337. In addition to helping families and loved ones reach service members in times of crises, the Red Cross also staffs and operates on-base internet cafes and lounges in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Djibouti, where troops can relax and connect with home.