American Red Cross Workers Send Letters to Troops

16,000 letters are being sent out to service members

The American Red Cross, along with the United Way, is preparing 16,000 letters for service men and women this holiday season.

People from around the Northland volunteered their time to write and prepare thousands of letters for veterans in 17 counties in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Organizers say that it is important to give back, especially this time of year.

Dan Williams, the Executive Director, said “Some people will run up to a veteran in the airport but a lot of people aren’t like that so by doing this, they know how much they are appreciated by the Northland.”

They started working on these letters over the summer and hope to have them all done in the next week.

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