Bush announces mail drop program at Texas State Veterans Homes

by From the Office of the Texas Land Commissioner

AUSTIN – Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the revamp of “Mail Drop,” a program geared towards creating community engagement with veterans who reside in Texas State Veterans Homes run by the Veterans Land Board.

The program seeks to generate awareness within our community and encourages them to interact in a socially distant manner with the men and women who admirably served our great nation, according to a release. Although America’s veterans often receive recognition on significant holidays and events, the men and women who dedicated their lives to our nation and the ideals of freedom should be remembered each and every day, the release stated.

“Texas veterans woke up each morning, donned on their uniforms and put their lives on the line for our country,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “We must never forget the sacrifice that they have made for our nation. During this global pandemic, we have worked hard to keep our veterans safe and healthy, but it’s come at a price: Our veterans are isolated in their communities. The “Mail Drop” program helps connect Texans with the men and women who reside in our Texas State Veterans Homes and sends inspiration to our veterans who must remain physically distant from their loved ones during this time.”

The project encourages community members of all ages to write letters, draw a picture or hand-make cards for our veterans to show them we are grateful for their service. Letters may be sent to:

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 1020 Tascosa Rd., Amarillo, Texas 79124

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 1809 North Highway 87, Big Spring, Texas 79720

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 1300 Seven Oaks Rd., Bonham, Texas 75418

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 9650 Kenworthy St., El Paso, Texas 79924

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 200 Veterans Dr., Floresville, Texas 78114

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 14041 Cottingham Rd., Houston, Texas 77048

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 301 E. Yuma Ave., McAllen, Texas 78503

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane, Temple, Texas 76504

• Texas Veteran, C/O Mail Drop, 11466 Honor Lane, Tyler, Texas 75708

To learn more, visit www.VLB.Texas.Gov/MailDrop.