Megan McDonald (left), disaster program specialist for the Greater Albemarle Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Red Cross chapter Executive Director Carolyn Self pack Christmas cards addressed to American soldiers deployed overseas, Friday. The local Red Cross collected more than 2,000 Christmas cards as part of its “Mail for Heroes” campaign — more than double the chapter’s goal for the project. The Christmas cards were mailed to the troops on Friday.

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Megan McDonald (left), disaster program specialist for the Greater Albemarle Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Red Cross chapter Executive Director Carolyn Self pack Christmas cards addressed to American soldiers deployed overseas, Friday. The local Red Cross collected more than 2,000 Christmas cards as part of its “Mail for Heroes” campaign — more than double the chapter’s goal for the project. The Christmas cards were mailed to the troops on Friday.

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By Thomas J. Turney

The Daily Advance

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Megan McDonald (left), disaster program specialist for the Greater Albemarle Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Red Cross chapter Executive Director Carolyn Self pack Christmas cards addressed to American soldiers deployed overseas, Friday. The local Red Cross collected more than 2,000 Christmas cards as part of its “Mail for Heroes” campaign — more than double the chapter’s goal for the project. The Christmas cards were mailed to the troops on Friday.