Children's Harbor donated cards like these to be used for writing Christmas cards to the 214th Military Police. | Brent Maze

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Children’s Harbor offers cards for 214th

Published 3:58pm Monday, November 29, 2010

Children’s Harbor is offering free Christmas cards to those wishing to participate in the Christmas card drive for the 214th Military Police.

Tammy Jackson, director for Children’s Harbor, said the organization had left over Christmas cards from previous years. So, she decided to donate those cards for local residents who would like to wish the Alabama National Guard company from Alexander City a happy holiday.

“We just had some Christmas cards left over from previous years and we decided that they could be put to good use during the Christmas card drive,” Jackson said. “Christmas cards can be so expensive this time of year. This will allow someone who can’t afford to purchase a card to send a card to our heroes in the 214th.

The cards were designed by Children’s Harbor campers and

were originally on sale during previous Christmas seasons.

Free Christmas cards for the 214th are available at Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.’s office at 548 Cherokee Road in Alexander City. Residents can choose card, write a note inside the card and turn it into the office by Friday at noon all without using a stamp to send it in the mail.

In addition to this, Jackson said she has given a number of cards to Councilman Bill Young for local students to send Christmas wishes to the 214th.

“They had a lot of left over Christmas card from other years and they were so gracious enough to let us have them for the 214th,” Young said. “We’re going to give cards to students whose families can’t afford to purchase a Christmas card on their own. This will help us collect as many cards as possible from our students.

Young said he really appreciated Jackson and Children’s Harbor for this big contribution.

“We just appreciate Tammy Jackson and Children’s Harbor for doing this,” Young said. “They are a big part of our community.”

Jackson said they were just doing their part to help wish the 214th a Merry Christmas.

“We’re a part of the community and we want to do our part to help people wish our troops a Merry Christmas,” Jackson said.

All Christmas cards can be sent to 214th Military Police, c/o Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 999, Alexander City, AL 35011. Cards may also be dropped off during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 548 Cherokee Road in Alexander City.

The deadline for all Christmas cards is Friday at noon.