From press release
Throughout the month of November, the Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross is taking part in activities intended to recognize our brave servicemen and women.
In conjunction with The Postal Shoppe, the Red Cross is participating in the Adopt-A-Soldier campaign. This initiative—established in 2001 following 9/11—assists local families by providing discount or completely free shipping to families of local military personnel.
Adopt-A-Soldier Family Collection Nights at Coco Key Water Resort
Receive $1 off each admission ticket when you bring an item to mail to an Adopt-A-Soldier Family Collection Night at the Clock Tower’s Coco Key Water Resort, 7801 E. State St., Rockford. Collection nights will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10.
For a list of acceptable items to provide, visit www.postals-hoppes.com/adopt_a_soldier.htm.
The Rock River Chapter will have the VidiTalk Project available for military families who would like to send a video message to their loved one stationed stateside or overseas. A valid e-mail address for the serviceperson is all that is needed to record a two-and-a-half-minute video.
Serving members of the military and their families was the first mission of the American Red Cross more than 125 years ago, and it remains a core part of the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces mission today. The Red Cross serves and supports members of the military, veterans, and their families by providing emergency communications, comfort and assistance each day. Last year, the Rock River Chapter assisted 575 military members and their families with information and support in times of crisis.
For more about the Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross, call (815) 963-8471 or visit http://rockriver.redcross.org/. The Rock River Chapter office is at 727 N. Church St., Rockford.
From the November 4-10, 2009 issue