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PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTAmerican Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter employees Susan Kalkhurs-Beam and Deborah Pollock speak with Peter Brown, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, about a Christmas card. On left, Patti Farrell, disaster mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross, sorts cards at the Holiday Mail for Heroes card-sorting party. PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTAmerican Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter employees Susan Kalkhurs-Beam and Deborah Pollock speak with Peter Brown, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, about a Christmas card. On left, Patti Farrell, disaster mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross, sorts cards at the Holiday Mail for Heroes card-sorting party.
Vaughan Gower and Katrina Danyluk, both of Bethlehem, and April Rappoport and Joan Steinmetz, both of Macungie, sort Christmas cards. Vaughan Gower and Katrina Danyluk, both of Bethlehem, and April Rappoport and Joan Steinmetz, both of Macungie, sort Christmas cards.

Red Cross delivers cards to veterans, military members

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Local News

The American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter hosted a Holiday Mail for Heroes card-sorting party recently at its headquarters in Cetronia.

Holiday Mail for Heroes is an annual campaign in which the Red Cross provides the community with the opportunity to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer to military members, veterans and their families.

Peter Brown, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, spoke with The Press at the party.

“Cards are sorted and distributed by local Red Cross volunteers,” Brown said. “The cards will be distributed to local veterans, active-duty military and first responders.”

The Red Cross is thankful for all the organizations that donated cards, including local schools, companies, Scouting groups and churches, Brown said.