Add to EJ Playlist Members of Congress take time out of their busy days to "send a touch of home" to our troops stationed overseas this holiday season. Check out several representatives as they share why the Holiday Mail for Heroes program is important to them.
Add to EJ Playlist Milissa and Juancarlos were a young couple expecting their first child, but Juancarlos was deployed to Iraq. When Milissa found out there were complications with her pregnancy, she needed her husband by her side. Patricia, a Red Cross worker, was able to deliver this message to Juancarlos and get him home to be with his wife, thanks to our Service to the Armed Forces program.
You can help service members and their families by making a donation: http://american .redcross.org/s ite/PageServer? pagename=ntld_m ain
Add to EJ Playlist Believe it or not, these handsome guys are army wives!
Okay, maybe not EXACTLY. But Drew Fuller and Terry Serpico really do star on Lifetime's Army Wives and theyr'e nice guys to boot.
On April 14, the duo took a break from their roles and helped the Red Cross provide food and drinks to approximately 5,000 soldiers and their families at the deployment ceremony for the 30th Heavy Combat Brigade Team of the North Carolina National Guard in Fayetteville, NC.
They were there to help the Red Cross as we fulfill our mission to support our men and women in the Armed Forces and their families.
Add to EJ Playlist On April 14, the Drew Fuller from Lifetime's Army Wives took a break from his role and helped the Red Cross provide food and drinks to approximately 5,000 soldiers and their families at the deployment ceremony for the 30th Heavy Combat Brigade Team of the North Carolina National Guard in Fayetteville, NC.
Add to EJ Playlist When the North Carolina National Guard asked the Red Cross for help in feeding family members of soldiers at a deployment ceremony, the Red Cross offered a lending hand. Working with the National Guard and several donors, the Red Cross will be feeding 5000 troops from the North Carolina National Guard and approx. 12,000 family members on 3.14.09.
Add to EJ Playlist Make a Holiday Card yourself (must be received by December 10, 2008):
http://www.redc ross.org/holida ymail
See all of these cards up close:
http://www.flic kr.com/photos/p bcorp/sets/7215 7609252161987/
Add to EJ Playlist Meet the 18 men and women who will be deployed for Service to the Armed Forces.
Jason Ramlow, Roslyn DuPree, Carla Joyner will be deployed to Afghanistan.
Steve Powell, Maryl Neff, Donna Burkee and Greg Heeter will be deployed to Balad
Gerry Bailey, Johnny Gooch and Christopher Royal will be deployed to Kuwait
Mary Basiliere, Steve Iori, Brittany Reynolds and Jerry DeWitt will be deployed to Tikrit
Michelle Risinger, Gretta Schmitt, Brenda Hindman and Kristi Adams will be deployed to Baghdad
Add to EJ Playlist The Birmingham Area Red Cross was able to interview Master Chief Michael Payne from Trussville, Alabama about his deployment and experiences with the Red Cross Services to Armed Froces program.
Add to EJ Playlist At the 2008 Heroes Breakfast, the Greater Chicago Red Cross honored the everyday heroes in our community--regu lar people whose actions change lives. Major Robert Svoboda of Homer Glen received the Military Hero award for for distinguishing himself through exceptionally meritorious service as the team leader for Civil Affairs Team 641, the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Deh Rahwod, Afghanistan. To learn more about Major Svoboda or any of this year's heroes, visit www.chicagoredc ross.org