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Local Red Cross needs help writing holiday cards for our troops

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Amarillo, TX - Amarillo's Red Cross chapter is sending men and women of the armed forces a little holiday cheer this year in the form of holiday greeting cards. 

If all goes as planned, the Red Cross will have 600 cards filled with 'thank you' notes and holiday cheer to send to troops stationed across the United States and abroad.

"We're making good headway but we only have about a week left," said Red Cross executive director Steve Pair, "So I would encourage anybody who has 30 free seconds to drop by the chapter here and jot down a nice little note, and to just remember those who help make all of our freedoms possible."

The cards have to be postmarked by December 6 in order to make it to their various destinations around the world. The red cross is hosting a signing party December 5 to make sure they all get signed on time.

"The important thing is to just get as many possible signed and just remind these troops that we're thankful for their service," said Pair.

Since 2006, American Red Cross chapters across the nation have sent more than 6 million cards to troops during the holidays.

Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10 

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    Madison Alewel

    Madison joined NewsChannel 10 as a reporter in October 2013. She comes from Las Vegas, Nevada but has strong Midwest roots.
    Madison joined NewsChannel 10 as a reporter in October 2013. She comes from Las Vegas, Nevada but has strong Midwest roots.