Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has announced the start of his annual “Holiday Cards for Our Troops” program. Each year, the Congressman’s district offices collected thousands of cards from the community, with personal messages of gratitude and hope for our men and women in uniform. Congressman McNerney is again inviting constituents to submit cards to his district offices that will be delivered to troops at home and overseas during the upcoming holiday season.
“Our service men and women make tremendous sacrifices for our country throughout the year, and oftentimes the holiday season can be difficult for those stationed away from home,” said Congressman McNerney. “This holiday card program provides an opportunity for the community to express their gratitude and thank our troops for their service and all they do to keep us safe. Many service members have told me that these cards, with their messages of encouragement and support, help boost morale for our service members when they cannot be home with their families and friends during the holiday season.”
To participate in the program, make or purchase a holiday card and write a message of thanks to a service member. Cards must be delivered to the Congressman’s Stockton or Antioch office by Friday, Nov. 17 and should remain unaddressed and inside unsealed envelopes.
Holiday 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 or candy; please no confetti, or glitter on the cards or envelopes. Cards should not have an address or a return address. Cards should remain inside an unsealed envelope.
Cards can be dropped off at the Stockton Office, 2222 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7, Stockton, CA 95207 or the Antioch Office, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531.
The holiday cards will be sent to troops stationed overseas in packages organized by the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, East Bay Blue Star Moms, Mid-Cal Blue Star Moms, A Million Thanks and Operation Creekside.
Rep. McNerney serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties.