12/19/12 Jan Houin from Operation Quiet Comfort thought this would be a good time to remind everyone of how important the greeting cards are that they send with every package shipped. Houin said, “We send over 1000 cards every month so the need is great and continuous!”
Jan encourages everyone to take a few minutes. She said, “Why not have a stack of cards at all your holiday gatherings and ask each person (all ages) to write a quick message to our military men and women.”
The guidelines suggest store bought and handmade cards (and letters) from children and adults are always needed to include in our care packages.
Types of cards needed: thank you, thinking of you, patriotic or just a cheerful hello from children and adults. Operation Quiet Comfort also collects thank you cards specifically for the medical staffs taking care of our wounded troops. Christmas cards are sent out in our November holiday shipment and are collected all year round.
Other guidelines are No ENVELOPES and No GLITTER.
They need cards that are signed with a personal message. Begin with “Dear hero,” or a simple hello greeting. This can be used for any military branch. The messages can be long or short, simple or complex. A simple “Thank you for your service” works just fine.
IOQC also will accept messages written on 4×5 sheets of paper or on index cards which will be attach to greeting cards. Houin suggests, “Have your child decorate one side of an index card and write a message on the other. Sign with your first name and city/state to show support comes from all over the U.S.
In Plymouth you may get cards to Jan Houin or drop them off at WTCA Radio Station or A.S.K. for Flowers in downtown Plymouth.