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A Million Thanks – Letters For U.S. Troops

Friday, September 12th, 2014

For several years now Kilowatt has been a drop off location for a Million Thanks.  Collecting letters has been an honor and a source of inspiration for everyone who works here. Here’s how it works: Customers give a hand written note of thanks to their service technician or AC installer, and we make sure it is delivered to an active duty soldier or wounded veteran. Simple. We also work with Operation Gratitude.  Sometimes boxes filled with letters and cards are delivered to our office from schools or churches in Los Angeles and we happily make sure that every beautiful letter is delivered. We all feel honored to participate.

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Custom card.

If you want to send a letter or card to a soldier we will make sure it gets to someone who will appreciate it. Sometimes the soldiers keep these letters in their pockets when they go out on missions. The kids letters are so cute and funny, the soldiers get a big kick out of them. Your appreciation really helps keep their morale up.

Here are a few letter writing tips:

  1. Do not put letters or cards in individual envelopes or include additional postage. 
  2. Send multiple letters together in the same envelope or box.
  3. Do not send edible items or other care package items.
  4. Do not use glitter, confetti, or anything that is not securely attached to the letter or card.
  5. Only include positive messages. Any negative messages will be discarded.
  6. Be creative! Draw pictures, talk about you, and let them know their service does not go unnoticed.
  7. Include your address or email address if you wish. Most military will write back to you!
  8. *Attention parents and/or teachers of minors: We ask that you review the letters your kids write to ensure you are comfortable with the address/method by which they are asking for return military correspondence.
  9. *Attention parents and/or teachers of young children: We ask that if children are too young to include a message of thanks, please write one on their behalf so our service members get a message along with a drawing.
You may also drop off or mail to:
Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical
4925 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

 

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