Thursday, November 01, 2007

Woman spearheads stamp collection for troops' families

Got any extra postage stamps lying around?

According to Bucks County Courier Times reporter Theresa Katalina, "That 41-cent sticker could eliminate the need for families to choose between mailing their bill payments or sending letters and care packages to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. At least that's the thinking of Newtown Township resident Nancy Crescenzo, who this week began her stamp-collecting campaign, Stamps for Democracy."

Initially, Crescenzo had considered sending stamps to soldiers overseas to cover the postage for their mail home. But, as a neighbor pointed out, troops in “combat areas” can send mail to U.S. addresses free of charge under the Supply Our Soldiers Act of 2005.

So, instead, Crescenzo said she intends to pass along stamps to organizations that regularly send care packages to soldiers. Her goal is to collect 10,000 stamps.

Stamps can be sent to Crescenzo's home address at 8 Bridal Rose Court, Newtown, PA 18940. For more information, e-mail her at
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM