McNerney Announces “Holiday Cards For Our Troops” Program


Stockton, Calif. – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) announced the sixth annual “Holiday Cards for Our Troops” program.  Last year, the office collected more than 9,000 cards from the community with personal messages of gratitude to our men and women in uniform.  Congressman McNerney invites people to submit cards to either of his offices through Dec. 5, 2012 to be distributed to troops at home and overseas.  People are also encouraged to attend to the American Red Cross event on Sat., Dec. 1, 2012 at the Weberstown Mall.

“The men and women who have served our country deserve our support every day, but especially during the holidays.  I encourage everyone to give a little something back to them by sending a personal card through my Holiday Cards for Our Troops program,” said Rep. McNerney.

The cards will be sent to troops stationed overseas in packages organized by East Bay Blue Star Moms, Pleasanton Military Families, Support our Troops of Lodi, American Red Cross, U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Summerset Veterans Club.  Cards will also be sent to veterans at Bay Area VA Hospitals, Camp Parks, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

American Red Cross ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ Event Details:

Date:               Saturday, December 1, 2012
Time:              ***TENTATIVE*** 12 pm-2 pm
Location:        Weberstown Mall (in front of Dillard’s)
4950 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207

To participate in the program, make or purchase a holiday card and write a message of thanks inside to a service member, and deliver the card to the American Cross Event or to Rep. McNerney’s offices in Stockton or Pleasanton by Thursday, Dec. 5th.  Cards should remain unaddressed and envelopes unsealed.

Card Guidelines:

  • Make sure to sign your card
  • Use salutations such as “Dear Service Member.”
  • Cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program.
  • Do not include inserts such as photographs.

Below are the addresses of Rep. McNerney’s offices.  You can drop off cards at either office through Wed., Dec. 5, 2012.

2222 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 476-8552

5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Suite 175
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 737-0727