Support group still needs cards, addresses for troops

November 10, 2007|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

The South Washington County Military Support Group is looking for holiday cards to send to troops serving in the Middle East.

The group will be accepting cards through Nov. 20, said Lynn Jones, the group's leader.

For the fifth year, the group of about 12 families is collecting cards and other items for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last year, it sent 115 military members and their units nearly 59,000 cards and other items that filled 230 boxes, she said.

Jones said they are hoping the holiday card drive has similar success this year. She said they also still need some addresses for military members serving in the Middle East.

For details, call Lynn Jones at 301-432-4979 or send e-mail to her at Cards may be sent to the South Washington County Military Support Group, c/o Lynn Jones, P.O. Box 223, Keedysville, MD 21756.


Here are some guidelines for sending cards to troops:

- Each card might be read by many service members.

- Cards may be homemade or store bought.

- No envelopes or postage.

- All cards and messages should be appropriate.

- Cards will be screened for security/sensitive issues.

- Do not send blank cards.

- Cards may include messages of well wishes/support.

- You may request a pen pal.

- You may make arrangements to have cards picked up, dropped off or mailed.

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