Congressman Ted Poe Collects 18,000 Cards for US Troops

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) recently held an area-wide Christmas and holiday card drive for our troops serving overseas. As of today, Congressman Poes district office has collected nearly 18,000 cards from individuals, school children, scout troops, local churches and organizations.

The response to this project has been overwhelming, said Poe. I would like to give a special thanks to all those that took time to remember our troops and recognize their sacrifices this Christmas.

As the holidays rush upon us we often forget that many members of our armed forces will be oceans away from their families again this year representing us and the interests of our great nation, continued Poe. The holidays are hard for the families that are left behind, but it is because of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women wearing the United States uniform that we get to celebrate with our families. Thanks again to all those that made this year special for our troops it means the world to them.

This project is in conjunction with the American Red Cross and PitneyBowes national holiday card drive. The local cards collected by Congressman Poe will be delivered to the Red Cross for distribution to the military serving throughout the world this holiday season.