Submitted by the Office of Congressman Denny Heck.
For the seventh annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging local students to design and decorate valentines to thank veterans and first responders in the South Sound community. Congressman Heck and his office will deliver the cards to veterans’ organizations and first responders on Valentine’s Day.
Over the previous six Valentines for Veterans drives, Congressman Heck’s office has collected more than 30,000 valentines to distribute to local heroes.
“Every year, I’m impressed with the incredible artwork and heartfelt messages South Sound students pack into their cards to first responders and veterans. Our students know the service and sacrifice involved in keeping our community safe, and they’re always eager to share their gratitude.”Congressman Denny Heck
Students of all grade levels and ages are welcome to participate. Participants can drop off Valentine’s Day cards at Congressman Heck’s district offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 24 – February 8. Teachers and school districts can contact the Pierce County office at (253) 533-8332 or the Thurston/Mason County office at (360) 459-8514 to arrange an appointment for large pickups.
The Pierce County office is located in the Lakewood City Hall: 6000 Main Street SW, Suite 3B, Lakewood, WA, 98499.
The Thurston/Mason County office is located on the third floor of Lacey City Hall: 420 College Street SE, Third Floor, Lacey, WA 98503.