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It's the beginning of the American Red Cross 2013 Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

Folks across the country have the opportunity to send holiday cards to members of the United States military overseas.

The Alabama region of the Red Cross held a card sorting and counting event Monday in Hoover.

Events like card counting and sorting will happen at other Red chapters around the state soon.

Chris Osborne, Regional Communications officer, American Red Cross Alabama region, "The American Red Cross supports our men and women in the service and we want to make sure that during the holidays that they know they are thought of and remembered and that we miss them and think the most of them so we have our Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign and that's where anybody can send a card through Pitney Bowes and the American Red Cross so we can give a little holiday cheer to our service men and women in the Armed Forces."

Between September 30th and December 6th, anyone can send a holiday card of thanks and holiday cheer to our troops by mailing the card to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes

P.O. Box 5456

Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Red Cross workers will deliver the cards to military installations overseas. More than 6.5 million cards have been delivered in the program since it began in 2006.

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