For the past five years, The Vindicator has conducted its Operation Holiday Cheer project to help readers spread holiday cheer to area men and women who were serving in the military and wouldn’t be home for the holidays. This year we want to include another group of soldiers ... those wounded soldiers who are recovering from their injuries.
Send us the name of your active-duty or injured soldier along with his or her mailing address and their local connection. Please note that we can take submissions only from service members or their direct relatives.
Include a photo if you’d like, and be sure to include your telephone number, in case we have questions.
On Sunday, Nov. 3, we’ll publish all of the names and addresses we receive, so readers can send cards, letters or packages to them. We’ll also provide postal deadlines, mailing tips and gift suggestions. It’s a perfect opportunity to thank our area military service members for their sacrifices.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
Mail your information to: Operation Holiday Cheer, The Vindicator, Attn. Barb Shaffer, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, OH 44501.
Email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org; include Operation Holiday Cheer in the subject line, and, if you are including a picture, attach it as a jpeg that is 300 dpi.
Fax it to: 330-747-6712.
Drop it off at: The Vindicator business office, 107 Vindicator Square, Youngstown, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30.