1: SEND CHRISTMAS CARDS TO LONELY VETS IN HOSPICE CARE!
Veteran’s Last Patrol’s purpose is to ensure no veteran faces their last years, months, weeks of their lives alone. They would love to deliver YOUR cards to veterans who are alone in hospice this holiday season! This is a GREAT project for your students, children, office group…everyone! Please consider sharing this mission with others. Here’s all the info you need:
How many cards should I send? As many as you can! Veteran’s Last Patrol is currently working with about 100 veterans. The more cards each vet receives the merrier! Be creative! If you’ve got some creative students/kids – have them draw pictures too!
Do I need to put postage on each card? No. If you’re sending more than one card, just put them all in one package or envelope and send. Feel free to put your return address on each card. You may gain a pen-pal!
How should I address these veterans? Dear American Hero, or Dear Veteran, works!
What should I write? Something from your heart! Thank them for their service. Tell them about yourself, and about what you’ve done with the freedom they fought for. If you’ve served tell them about that! Keep your notes cheerful and full of gratitude!!
When do cards need to be in by? The sooner the better, but no later than December 10th. This allows time for VLP to collect and disperse.
Veteran’s Last Patrol attn: Holiday Drive
PO BOX 6111, Spartanburg, SC 29304
A few more things:
Feel free to send unwrapped holiday gifts too. Here is an Amazon Wish List for you to pick from.
VLP is currently in 11states, they can use more veteran volunteers across the country. To visit veterans who are alone and in hospice care. Click here.
Another way to help is to designate Veteran’s Last Patrol your Amazon Smile charity, or you can donate directly here.