I've been overwhelmed at the outpouring of support for military families by Kossacks. Many of you have asked for specifics on how you can show your support and how you can help. Blue Star Families has a program that sends cards and letters of thanks and appreciation to military spouses and families that is quick and easy to do. Help Blue Star Families thank military spouses and families for the hard work they do and the sacrifices they make!
Blue Star Families has a program called Operation Appreciation which distributes cards and letters of support to military spouses, family members and children. From their site:
The most significant result of Blue Star Families Military Life Issues Survey was that 94% of respondents felt that "the general public does not truly understand or appreciate the sacrifices made by service members and their families."
A disconnect means just that – the connection is broken. That means that all of you well-meaning, grateful civilians are also lacking a way to express your gratitude. BSF would like alleviate that disconnect through our new program, "Operation Appreciation." Through this innovative program, members of the community who would like to support our military families can send cards expressing heartfelt thanks, solidarity, or just good old-fashioned encouragement. The writer can choose to write a card to the parent, spouse or child of a military member, or to a veteran of the armed services. All of the recipients will be current members of Blue Star Families.
Operation AppreciationThis is your chance to let America's military community know how much you appreciate all that they have sacrificed in order to keep our country safe.
To send a letter or card of support for military families you can:
- Write a card (any type of card will do) targeted for:
(1). Parent of a servicemember
(2). Spouse of a servicemember
(3). Child of a servicemember
- Write the corresponding number for the recipient (1. for Parent, 2. for Spouse, etc.) on the envelope by the address line.
- Mail the card, in an unsealed envelope, to BLUE STAR FAMILIES, PO BOX 1906, Chesapeake, VA, 23327
That's it! Blue Star Families will sort and send the card to a member of our organization who matches the card’s target.