Monday, October 11, 2010

Mailroom Monday: October 11, 2010

This week 13,848 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $512.50!!! We're ramping up for the biggest shipping weeks of the year - hold onto your tape guns!

An inside scoop about one of this week's boxes: it's the first going to the son of one of our other heroes we've been supporting! Father and son's tours crossed paths. The requestor, cardmaker Jody, said "So son and father are there for a few months together. G. (dad) was able to surprise S. (son) and meet him at airport when he arrived over there."



To  heroes in Afghanistan:
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to a Marine unit
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to an Air Force unit
334 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to a National Guard unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to a National Guard unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a National Guard unit
350 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Iraq:
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to a Marine unit
334 cards to an Army unit
334 cards to an Air Force unit
334 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to a National Guard unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to a National Guard unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an National Guard unit
350 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army unit





Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 2,018
Number of hero contacts: 963
Total cards sent: 598,433


Deadline reminders:
Halloween - passed
Thanksgiving - passed
October Surprise Challenge - October 15! Hurry!
Christmas - October 30
Any Hero Christmas Letters - November 30


Current shipper needs: see here.

2 comments:

SuzAnn said...

just curious how long the waiting list currently is and how long they have to wait before getting their first box of cards?

Operation Write Home said...

It's at about 30 right now, SuzAnn; we usually get them filled in 2-3 weeks, but with holiday cards that should speed up in the next couple weeks. We're taking a deep breath before all those trips to the PO! :)