Greenwich Hospital Hosts Card-Making Party for Holiday Mail for Heroes

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Cards for Heroes

Area residents created more than 100 cards during the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign held at Greenwich Hospital on Saturday (Dec. 5).

About 40 people gathered in the hospital’s Noble Conference Center for Holiday Mail for Heroes, the annual American Red Cross campaign that encourages people to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer to military members, veterans and their families.

Among those attending the card-making party were area residents, Greenwich Hospital employees and their families, and members of the Connecticut Oilers, a premier junior hockey team based in Norwalk.

“Cards from this campaign will be shipped to patients in Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country and to active duty service members. Our goal next year is to reach 200 cards!,” said Stacey Green, director of Volunteers at Greenwich Hospital, who worked with the American Red Cross to organize the event.

The colorful cards were adorned with pictures of Christmas trees, snow men and other holiday favorites and included messages that often echoed the sentiment of one card, “Have a Safe Holiday.”

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Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.