Monday, November 1, 2010

Mailroom Monday: November 1, 2010

This week....
 34,859 cards were mailed out...at a cost of $1,300.00! 
That's 104 boxes of love from the homefront, shipped in one week alone....on the way to make a LOT of Christmases so much merrier! (If you wondered why your shipper may not have gotten back to you about cards you mailed in - that's why!)

In celebration of this achievement, along with our 500,000th card earlier this year....check out our newest video! For those who can't view videos here on the blog, the YouTube address is:


We've now also served over 1,000 hero contacts with boxes of cards - many of them have received multiple shipments. And the comparison to last year's monthly card numbers is...well, it's rather astonishing to say the least:
  • Sept 2009: 25,956 cards
  • Sept 2010: 44,453 cards
  • Oct 2009: 25,679 cards
  • Oct 2010: 91,115 cards!
Now, as a caveat - last year the first week of November was HUGE for us, and this year the last week of October was huge; I don't quite know if we've just moved the bulk of shipping a week earlier, which would account for the crazy difference. But - if that's really what did happen, then THANK YOU for getting the cards to us early enough to ship a week sooner! That gives our heroes that much longer to write their letters and mail them home! We do have many thousands of cards yet to ship, so stay tuned to see what the full season's statistics end up totalling.

And where did this week's 34,000+ cards go? Here's the roster of units that were mailed cards in the last seven days:


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
660 cards to a Navy unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
660 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
660 cards to an Army unit
660 cards to an Army unit
660 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to a Navy unit
330 cards to an Army unit
660 cards to an Army unit
660 cards to an Army unit
660 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
337 cards to an Air Force unit
337 cards to an Air Force unit
337 cards to an Air Force unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Marines unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Air Force unit
330 cards to a mixed unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to a Marine unit
345 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
680 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an National Guard unit
340 cards to an National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes in Iraq:
330 cards to a civilian contractor team
330 cards to an Army unit
660 cards to a National Guard unit
660 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Air Force unit
337 cards to an Army unit
336 cards to an Army unit
341 cards to a National Guard unit
341 cards to a Marine unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
330 cards to an Army unit


To heroes at sea:
330 cards to a Navy unit
336 cards to a Navy unit





To heroes in Kuwait:
660 cards to a Navy unit
337 cards to an Army unit
670 cards to an Army unit









Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 2042
Number of hero contacts: 1002!
Total cards sent: 672,400


Deadline reminders:

Halloween, Thanksgiving, fall, and Christmas - passed     
November 30 - Any Hero Christmas Letters
January 7 - Valentines

Current shipper needs: see here.

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