Operation Holiday Cheer commences

T or C, N.M. (KKOB) — The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the NMDOH are kicking off Operation Holiday Cheer 2022. Launched three years ago, the operation urges New Mexicans to send Christmas holiday season cards to bring cheer to residents and staff of the state veterans homes in Truth or Consequences and Fort Bayard. Many resident veterans have little or no contact with family—not only during the holiday season but throughout the year. Some residents do not have any surviving family members. Additionally, many of the home’s staff work through the holiday season to provide year-round, round-the-clock care for the residents. Cards should be sent directly to the homes and need only be addressed with “Dear Veteran”, or “Dear Frontline Hero”.

Cards should be mailed to:
New Mexico State Veterans Home

992 South Broadway

Truth or Consequences, NM  87901

ATTN: Operation Holiday Cheer

Fort Bayard State Veterans Home

41 Fort Bayard Rd.

Santa Clara, NM  88026