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Rams Visit Local Schools for Holiday Mail for Heroes

Posted Nov 5, 2015

The St. Louis Rams recently partnered with the American Red Cross for the second straight year to participate in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign.

The St. Louis Rams partnered with the American Red Cross for the second straight year to participate in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign as part of the organization’s October Staff Day of Service.

Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers, safety Cody Davis, running back Chase Reynolds and defensive end Doug Worthington, along with Rams employees, cheerleaders and Rampage, visited Oak Brook Elementary and Busch Middle School to decorate holiday cards for military stationed both domestically and abroad.

“Doing Holiday Mail for Heroes was a no-brainer,” Worthington said. “Just knowing that it’s going to the troops and what they do for us, it was just good to see kids wanting to give back. It was an awesome experience.”

In the morning, Worthington, cheerleaders and more than 30 volunteers attended Oak Brook to decorate cards with more than 450 students. Some students drew pictures, while others wrote heartfelt messages to the soldiers.

In the afternoon, Brockers, Davis and Reynolds joined cheerleaders, volunteers and the team mascot at Busch Middle, where the students wrote letters and even drew portraits for the soldiers. Between the two schools, more than 2,500 cards were completed to be sent out to soldiers across the world.

“There was a little girl whose brother was overseas,” Worthington said. “She actually teared up making her card. It was a sad moment, but also a great moment knowing the love she had for her brother.”

The American Red Cross and St. Louis Rams started the Holiday Mail for Heroes partnership in 2012. Serving as its honorary chair since its inception, defensive end Chris Long, the Rams and American Red Cross have distributed more than 75,000 holiday thank you cards both domestically and overseas to active military and veterans.