Monday, August 9, 2010

Mailroom Monday: August 9, 2010

Before we get into this week's report...a celebration: we mailed our 500,000th card this week! Yes, you read that right - half a MILLION cards have been sent overseas to deployed heroes!


One card was picked out of the box to represent "the" 500,000th....it happened to be one by Martha B from Santa Rosa, California. It's a sweet little back-to-school card using a Mo Manning image...darling! Here's the card making its way into a box and off to the Post Office - en route to Camp Delta in southern Iraq!




And here's Carmen - one of our favorite USPS clerks! She's always got a smile for us, asks how things are going, and wants stories - we'll be sharing some of these photos for her to post on the P.O. bulletin board!

Thanks to all of you who have handcrafted every one of those beauties - they may say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a whole nation to make half a million cards!

And now on to this week's report....we shipped 4500 cards at a cost of $162.50....and our first box ever is on the way to deployed heroes in Egypt. The ship pictured for the Navy unit is the actual vessel it's going to!



To  heroes in Afghanistan:
330 cards to an Air Force unit
365 cards to an Air Force unit
365 cards to an Marines unit
365 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Iraq:
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an ArmyNG unit
365 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes in Egypt: (our first time to Egypyt!)
330 cards to an Army unit





To heroes in Kuwait:
365 cards to an Army unit





To heroes at sea (on a diamond-studded battleship!)
330 cards to a Navy unit





















Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 1718
Number of hero contacts: 851
Total cards sent: 501,901!!!


Deadline reminders:

Half and Half Challenge: August 14
Back to school - passed
September 20 - Halloween
October 1 - Thanksgiving
October 30 - Christmas
November 30 - Any Hero Christmas Letters


Current shipper needs: updated here.

1 comment:

Rufus said...

YAHOOOOO! Congrats to OWH, to all of the cardmakers who are so creative and to our hardworking shippers who make it all work!
R/