Costa Launches 2nd Annual Holiday Card Drive for Troops

Dec 3, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Jim Costa announced his second annual holiday card drive for active duty military and Valley veterans. Costa invites residents of the 16th Congressional District to show our appreciation to those who serve and those who have served this holiday season. Working with the American Red Cross, the cards will be delivered to members of the military recovering from injuries while in the line duty at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and local veterans receiving care at the Fresno VA Medical Center.

“This holiday season we take time to show gratitude for our many blessings and to those whose sacrifices keep us safe,” said Costa. “Many of our veterans and troops will be away from their families and friends as they work on their recovery, but a small gesture can remind them that they are in our thoughts and prayers. As we enter the busy holiday season, please consider taking a moment to get involved and show your appreciation.”

Constituents are encouraged to drop cards off at Costa’s Fresno or Merced district offices by December 20, 2013. If mailing cards, please place them in a separate envelope and send to:


Congressman Jim Costa

“Holiday Cards for our Troops”

855 M St, Suite 940

Fresno, CA 93721


All cards should be unaddressed, signed, and placed in unsealed envelopes. Please refrain from purchasing or making cards that include glitter as they can aggravate health issues of ill or injured soldiers.

The cards will be delivered in coordination with the American Red Cross and the Fresno VA Medical Center on behalf of the people of California’s 16th Congressional District. For more information, please contact Rep. Costa’s office at 559-495-1620 or 209-384-1620.