Military Moms Prayer Group’s 14th annual Holiday for Heroes Drive continues through Dec. 15

The Military Moms Prayer Group’s annual “Holidays for Heroes” drive is underway to ship packages to U.S. troops in the war zones and at sea. Since 2006, more than 22,500 gift boxes have been sent to the troops from residents of Indian River County and beyond as a result of this community wide outreach.

“I wanted to let you know I received four more care boxes. Man, you should see the smiles on people’s faces when I bring in a box and tell them to enjoy. They’re so happy. God bless you all!” – e-mail from Afghanistan

Pick up a Holidays for Heroes “mailing kit” at one of the locations below. Each kit contains a list of recommended items to send to the troops; a flat-rate box with a sample customs form filled out; and an instruction sheet. The cost at the Post Office for mailing to an APO or FPO address is $18.45.

  • Barker Electric Air Conditioning & Heating, 1936 Commerce Ave., Vero Beach; and 825 US 1, Sebastian
  • Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church, 3755 Hwy A1A, Vero Beach
  • Christ Church Vero Beach, 667 20th Street, Vero Beach (corner 6th Ave.)
  • Christi’s Fitness, 1250 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach
  • Cross Fit, 760 8th Court, Suite 4, Vero Beach
  • Do It Yourself Pest Control, 827 8th Street, Vero Beach
  • Eye Clinic of Vero & Optical Boutique, 634 21st St. (Miracle Mile Plaza), Vero Beach
  • I’ll Never Tell, 3351 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach
  • Nail Art, 1355 US Hwy 1, Suite 5 (near Five Guys), Vero Beach
  • Office of Dr. James Presley, 1000 37th Place, Suite 105, Vero Beach
  • Pak Mail, 505 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach
  • Postal Connections, 1275 U.S. Hwy 1 #2/12th Street Plaza (behind Carrabbas), Vero Beach
  • Royal Day Spa, 99 Royal Palm Point, Vero Beach
  • Saint Paul’s Church, 999 Flamevine Lane, Vero Beach
  • Studio 14/Zumba Works, 1962 14th Avenue, Vero Beach
  • Temp Control, 686 2nd Lane (off Old Dixie near 4th Street), Vero Beach
  • The UPS Store, Treasure Coast Plaza on the Miracle Mile, Vero Beach
  • Victory Center, the Veteran’s Council’s storefront at Indian River Mall (near Macy’s), Vero Beach

The Military Moms Prayer Group is an interdenominational circle of faith that meets weekly to pray for our troops. All women with a mom’s heart for the troops are welcome to attend 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, Christ Church Vero Beach, 667 20th St., Vero Beach. For information, call 772-473-0288 or visit

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