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Randy Travis Participates in American Red Cross Holiday Card Program to Wounded Service Members
Date:12/14/2007

Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Program Bolstered by Celebrity Support

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's wounded service members are always grateful for supportive cards, especially during the holiday season. Thousands of holiday cards have been pouring in to the American Red Cross for delivery to hospitalized service members nationwide and overseas. Country singer Randy Travis and his wife, Elizabeth, heard about the program and decided to send hundreds of personalized cards to recovering wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

"Holiday cards and greetings are an ideal way to thank our brave service members and soldiers for all that they do for this country," said Randy Travis. "I encourage all Americans to take a few minutes to participate in this worthy program -- a little note can really go a long way and I know that our troops would appreciate the meaningful messages and well wishes."

This holiday season, communities across America are invited to mail cards along with personal messages of support to wounded service members who will be spending their holidays at military hospitals. Red Cross volunteers are gearing up to sort and hand-deliver tens of thousands of cards to military hospitals across the country this holiday season. In addition, cards will be sent to five Red Cross offices in the combat zones including Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait and to the regional medical center in Landstuhl, Germany.

To bring a bit of cheer to recovering service members, the Red Cross has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Pitney Bowes Inc., for this first-time program. Pitney Bowes will bundle and ship the cards to these Red Cross locations.

The public has widely embraced the program sending messages of caring, gratitude and encouragement. The Red Cross has already heard from schools, scout troops, other groups and corporat
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