Music Matters: Amy Grant’s Holiday Message

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Pop, Christian, Country, Christmas: Amy Grant has been categorized many different ways but whether putting her ‘Heart in Motion’ or ‘Decking the Halls,’ she is always an American.

By Tommy McFly


It was a chilling rainy DC day when Amy Grant came to town to kick off the American Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign with a mini concert on the steps of the American Red Cross Headquarters. I was lucky enough to catch up with her for a few minutes upstairs in one of the Red Cross grand ballrooms.  It was extremely clear that Amy Grant was not reading talking points.  She has a deep respect for the members of the military and is lobbying all of us to add a soldier or sailor to our holiday mailing list.

There are 1.4 Million sons, daughters, mothers, and husbands serving our country not to mention the over 20 Million veterans who have served.  Holiday Mail for Heroes is a fantastic and easy way to show your caring and appreciation.

Amy Grant who lives happily in Nashville with country star husband Vince Gill and ‘mixed family’ are getting ready for a monumental Christmas.  This is the last year their whole family will be waking up in the same house.  Her I-do-daughter, who she became mom to when marrying Gill, is getting married and will start her own tradition.  The American Red Cross urges you to make Holiday Mail for Heroes part of your family tradition.

From the Red Cross: How Holiday Mail works…

We have established an extensive process to ensure all cards sent to our service members are safe and arrive in time for the holidays. Holiday cards will be collected through a unique P.O. Box address from Monday, November 2 through Monday, December 7*.

First, cards from across the nation must be sent to this address:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and distributed to participating Red Cross chapters nationwide. Once the cards arrive at the Red Cross chapters, they are sorted and reviewed by volunteers who then distribute them to service members, their families and veterans in communities across the country.

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