WILMINGTON, NC – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is asking for help in making the holidays brighter for veterans. In the past 7 years, the community has come together to send over 11,000 cards to veterans staying in over twenty-eight VA hospitals in 9 states. To continue the tradition, the Ship is reaching out in efforts to build on the foundation and reach more veterans than in years past.
To participate, an individual, organization or company can create holiday cards wishing our veterans a Happy Holiday and a Thank You for serving our country. Decorate the front of the card and on the inside or back side, please include your first name only and what school, church, or group you are affiliated with. Participants are encouraged to use traditional holiday images (trees, wreaths, angels, etc.) to decorate their cards.
Completed cards should be brought or mailed to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA by December 14, 2012. Cards will not be accepted after this date, as to allow for shipping time to the hospitals. Veterans Affairs Hospitals located in North Carolina and several neighboring states will receive based on the quantity created.
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 and Twitter.com/battleshipnc for more information.