Holiday Mail for Heroes

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Rocky Point Middle School’s Friends of Rachel Club worked to bring a sense of home to active duty soldiers this holiday season.

The club members organized a card-writing campaign at the building and received many letters from their peers and staff members. The original messages extended happy holiday greetings to the soldiers and thanked them for their service to the country. The cards were collected over a one-week period and placed in a decorated box in the main office.  

 “Students were excited to bring some cheer to our soldiers fighting for our country overseas, especially at a time when they cannot be with their families for the holidays,” said club advisor Sherin Shanahan.  

The donated letters were sent to the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes Program, which distributes cards to members of the military and veterans around the world.