Friday, November 9, 2007

A Letter From Our Founder

I have received several emails about sending cards to A Recovering American Soldier c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue,NW, Washington,D. C. 20307-5001. In an effort to make sure that any information we pass on to you is legitimate and correct, I researched this "chain mail" I typed in above information on Google and hundreds of links came up. People from all over were posting on blogs and websites. I find that although this is all about giving and charity, it is a bit irresponsible to post information that you have not researched. It is one thing to be one person and forward and email to your Friends but this address was posted on websites like,, craigslist!!! and may more that seemed legit.

We are legit so here is what I found

This is in fact a "hoax/urban legend" and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center cannot redirect mail send to A recovering American Soldier. Per, "The plan falters on one cruel yet central reality, mail to soldiers from unnamed strangers must for everyone's safety be discarded unopened."-

However, you can help!

This is a website posted by the Walter Reed Army Center that legitimately can take donations for soldiers and their families.

You can also go to:

Here is the link to the hospitals website where they have posted the "hoax" information.

you can also read about it and other "urban legends" here,

Thank you all for being charity minded scrappers and for all of your support with our Cards for Troops Campaign. Those 1500 cards were sent to soldiers overseas through a legitimate organization ( to actual people overseas so you don't have to worry that they will be discarded unopened :) How horrible!