Monday, August 1, 2011

Mailroom Monday: August 1, 2011

This week 12,700 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $497.05! It's so amazing that the cards keep coming, the finances to ship them just shows up - thank you all for your uber-generosity!

We've updated the Hero Blog with some really special notes - here's an excerpt of the Kleenex Alert letter from the tail end of last Thursday's OWHtv:
To tell you how your cards have made a difference to my family, I'd like to share with you a little about me. My husband and I have 3 daughters; 6, 12, and 16 years old. Our 6 yr old barely remembers my last deployment (thankfully) as she was only 2 then. Our older 2 girls are blind. With your tactile designs, I have written my girls quite often, always taking care and extensive deliberation over which cards they would enjoy most (best "feeling"). Of course for my youngest I chose cute cards, whether silly or pretty but all associated to aesthetically pleasing.


To  heroes in Afghanistan:

350 cards to a Marine unit
348 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a Marine unit
348 cards to a Marine unit
348 cards to a Navy unit
348 cards to a Navy unit
180 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
348 cards to an Air Force unit
348 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an Air Force unit
344 cards to an Air Force unit
344 cards to an Air Force unit
344 cards to a Marine unit
155 cards to a National Guard unit
155 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to a Navy unit
344 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to a Red Cross unit
330 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Iraq:
180 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an Army 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
340 cards to an Army unit



To heroes at sea:
344 cards to a Navy unit


To heroes in Kuwait:

344 cards to an USO unit
344 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Red Cross unit


To heroes in Korea:
340 cards to an Army unit



Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 3,571
Number of hero contacts: 1,364
Total cards sent: 1,110,446


Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
July 31 - Back to school PASSED
No more summer cards, please!
Sept 16 - Halloween - Read this note
Sept 30 - Thanksgiving
Oct 31 - Christmas
Dec 1 - AnyHero letters for Christmas

Current shipper needs: see here.

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