While checking your email, you are always going to receive a considerable amount of spam and other material you probably just don’t want to read.
One message, though, might surprise you and tug at your heart. There is a message that is appearing in individual’s in boxes and now even on Facebook that is a call of help from a supposed American Solder and their family.
This particular fake email asks you to fill out a Christmas card and send it tou a specific address in Washington DC. It encourages everyone to do it, then repost the information so other individuals are able to perform the same task.
This sounds like a fantastic idea, but sadly, the fantastic idea is actually a hoax. The hoax isn’t really meant to cause any harm, so it is rather strange that someone would start this. The email asks you to address the card to a “Soldier” or “Wounded Soldier.”
The problem with sending an anonymous letter is that the U.S. Postal Service is not going to accept these cards, and neither is the Army hospital. It isn’t just going to take cards and give them out on random. It is basically just a waist of money for individuals looking to mail out the cards, even though they have the best of intentions in doing so.
Of course, if you are looking to send out cards to soldiers and other items to individuals during the holiday season, this is still possible. Just because one form of thanks turns out to be a hoax, doesn’t mean the other options are. You can still donate time, gifts and money to your local charities, in order to help those around you out.
Local church groups also collect food and other items to create Thanksgiving and holiday baskets, which they are able to then deliver to families that are not able to pay for the food themselves. If you are looking to help out someone in need this holiday season, don’t be discouraged by a few hoaxes here or there, you just need to know where to look. Once you know where to look, you are able to to help out those individuals and families that don’t have as much as you and are not as well off.