Cards for Troops – Sept. 27

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers stand with Afghan policemen before a joint patrol of Qalanderkhail, outside of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. An Afghan official says that a suicide bomber has killed three foreign troops in an attack on a joint Afghan-NATO foot patrol on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. Mohammad Asim Asim, governor of Parwan province said an attacker on a motorcycle rammed a group of eight troops as they patrolled a village near Bagram Airfield, 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kabul. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers stand with Afghan policemen before a joint patrol of Qalanderkhail, outside of Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. An Afghan official says that a suicide bomber has killed three foreign troops in an attack on a joint Afghan-NATO foot patrol on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. Mohammad Asim Asim, governor of Parwan province said an attacker on a motorcycle rammed a group of eight troops as they patrolled a village near Bagram Airfield, 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of Kabul. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – The 9th Annual Cards for the Troops event will be held at the Rock Island Arsenal on
Tues., Sept. 27, 2016 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Heritage Hall (located in Building 60).

Over 300 volunteers from throughout the region are registered to help create beautiful rubber stamp art greeting cards for military men and women
serving in the Middle East and Germany. The cards are sent unsigned, so they can be mailed back home to loved ones.

This year’s recipients, representing all branches of military, are located in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Qatar, and include wounded warriors at the Landstuhl Regional
Medical Center in Germany as well as Fisher House and USO, and the sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, which is currently deployed to the Persian Gulf.

Cards for the Troops is an adult event, high school age and older. Participants will be assisted by over 30 local rubber stamping artists.Thousands of envelopes, the cost of double-sided tape and postage to ship the cards are paid for entirely through donations. There is never a fee to participate in Cards for the Troops. All volunteers
are asked to bring one roll of SCOTCH double-sided tape to donate.

To date, over 46,000 cards have been shipped.

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