Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California
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McNerney launches 2014 holiday program for troops

Nov 6, 2014
In The News

Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA‐09) recently announced the start of his annual Holiday Cards for Our Troops program.

 Last year, the office collected more than 8,000 cards from the community with personal messages of gratitude to our men and women in uniform.

 He once again invites people to submit cards at either of his district offices to be distributed to troops at home and overseas.

 “The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for the men and women who serve our country,” said McNerney. “Being away from home and missing friends and family during the holidays is an incredible sacrifice. I know from talking with our service men and women that thoughtful words of encouragement and support from our community can make a huge difference in boosting their morale.”

 The 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, and A Million Thanks.

 To participate in the program, make or purchase a holiday card and write a message of thanks inside to a service member, then deliver the card to McNerney’s office in Stockton at 2222 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7, or in Antioch at 4703 Lone Tree Way, by Friday, Nov. 14. Cards should remain in unaddressed and unsealed envelopes.

Card Guidelines:

Make sure to sign your card.

Use salutations such as Dear Service Member, as cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program

 Do not include inserts such as photographs, confetti or glitter.

 Cards should not have an address and should remain unsealed

 On Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 2 p.m., McNerney and his staff will host a holiday card-signing party at his Stockton office, where cards will be provided for those who attend. Cards may also be dropped off at the event.

 For more information, call 925-754-0716 or 209-476-8552.