I have always been a fan of The Bert Show ever since they started here in Atlanta in I believe 2001. I have been awaken by them for years now. I appreciate everything that they do for the community and how they keep me and many others entertained. They are all great people from what I have heard on the radio. I think my favorite segment is always when they do the interviews with the Bert’s Big Adventure Kids and their families when they take them on their trip to Disney World every year. I love to hear the excitement of the kids and also the touching stories of the families.
Another thing that The Bert Show has been doing for a few years now is The Bert Show Big Thank You. This campaign is about writing letters to the troops who are away from their families during the holidays. EVery year there are more than 10’000 troops who spend the holidays away from their families and there are some who don’t have the support of any family so they don’t get any letters or care packages from anyone. The Bert Show has set out to make sure that every soldier in the armed forces gets a letter. That tells them how appreciated they are. Not all these troops are in the middle of combat. Those who aren’t in high kill zone areas or fighting for their lives tend to be forgotten. They are doing as much for our country as those who are actually fighting.
Every year I tell my children that we are going to write letters to the troops for this reason and then every year I don’t keep my word. So this year I intend on keeping my word and we are going to write these letters. I am hoping to include you all as well. Now there are specifications for writing these letters and you can find them below.
Requirements for letters to the soldiers:
– All letters must be written on 8.5″x11 paper or smaller
– GLue, Tape, staples, cardboard, glitter, or otherwise attach anything cannot be attached to the letter
– No construction Paper
– Letters can be decorated with crayons, markers, pens, or pencils
– Only one page can be used per letter. Writing on both sides of the paper is allowed.
– no greeting cards or photographs are allowed.
– It is okay to provide your address and email address
– Letters should not be sealed in envelopes
– Nothing beyond letters should be sent. (No donations will be accepted)
The Bert Show asks that you try to send your letters in bulk.
So if you are working with a group such as your church, school, or place of employment your letters should be grouped as follows
– bundles of either 50, 100, or 250
– they should be held together with two rubber bands one wrapped lengthwise and the other wrapped widthwise
Now if you are doing individually such as you and your family then your letters should go as follows
– The top page should say how many letters are included in the bundle.
– Letters should not be bundled unless they are in groups of 50, 100, or 250
– If letters are less than 50 then they can be held together by a paper clip
– If you are submitting less than 10 letters then they can be folded and placed in a standard business size envelope
As of now there are no drop off locations set and the deadline also isn’t set yet but you are definitely free to start writing those letters. I feel that even if you don’t agree with these men and women decisions that if you think about it you would realize how great it would be to just receive a letter to brighten your day. I am hoping to help in anyway that I can.