Students embrace “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program 

For the past several weeks students have been dropping letters and cards into a mailbox decorated with a red Santa hat and green garlands. No, the letters aren’t headed to the North Pole with requests for video games or new clothes, the letters are going to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.

The Lauralton mailbox was set up by members of Student Council and Key Club as part of the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program sponsored by the Red Cross and Pitney Bowes to provide a ‘touch of home’ for troops during the holiday season. Carolyn McCauley, ’13, Student Council President, feels that “Sending cards and letters is important because it shows our troops that we care for them and support them during the holiday season.”

Another student council member added, "Sending letters shows our appreciation for the sacrifices they make.  We want them to know that we understand how difficult their job is— the seriousness of what they are asked to do every day.” Key Club moderator Kathleen Donahue said, “The ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ program is a great way to thank our troops for all that they do for us. A lot of them can’t be with their families during the holidays and it’s our way of showing them that the Lauralton family cares.”

 

 

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