Bakersfield Red Cross staff hosts holiday card signing event to create holiday greetings for troops

Gathering at Valley Plaza Mall


The local Red Cross staff and volunteers are hosting a holiday card signing event so the public can create and send holiday greetings to troops overseas.

The Dec. 7 deadline is approaching for people to send holiday greetings to men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces through the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program distributes the cards to service members, veterans and their families across the country and around the world.

“As individuals and families make their holiday plans this year, we hope they will remember to send words of cheer and gratitude to the men and women who serve our country,” said Holly Arnold, CEO, Kern Chapter.

“We hope people will continue this simple, yet very meaningful tradition of giving thanks to those who have sacrificed so much.” 

Hundreds of Holiday Cards have been donated to the local Red Cross and staff and volunteers will be holding a signing event for the public to stop by and sign a card, write a note or color a picture for Service Members.

The event will be Friday, Nov. 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Valley Plaza Mall-Center Square located at 2701 Ming Avenue.

The public can connect with fellow card senders through Facebook at and Twitter at using the hashtag #holiday mail. 

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