The Correct Way of Sending Cards to "A Recovering American Soldier

Instead of sending "Any Wounded Soldier letter or package to Walter Reed, please consider making a donation

There is a message posted on Facebook that states:

When filling out your Christmas Cards this year, take a card and send it to this address:  

A Recovering American Soldier

C/O Walter Reed Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue

NW Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

The facts are:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center will not  be accepting these packages to ensure the safety and well being of these patients.

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "Any Wounded Service Member" letters or packages.

Instead of sending "Any Wounded Soldier letter or package to Walter Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated  to helping our troops and their families listed on the "America Supports You" website, www.americasupportsyou.mil

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Facebook page instructs readers that holiday mail for service members should be sent through "The Holiday Mail for Heroes" program:

Holiday Mail for Heroes

PO Box 5456

Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Good: http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/soldiercards.asp

Bad:  http://www.snopes.com/politics/christmas/walterreed.asp

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debbie ollis December 05, 2012 at 07:22 PM
we love all of our soldiers...if we send a whole lot of cards will they be distibuted to them??
debbie ollis December 05, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I love our soldiers. what is correct address for wounded american soldiers?


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