PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ham radio operators from Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section are reaching out to the public for help in a service project to benefit our wounded warriors.
Bob Josuweit is president of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club and is helping to coordinate the project.READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
He says the club is asking you to save the envelopes of the cards or letters you might receive and donate the stamps from those envelopes to the group for its “Stamps for the Wounded” project.
“Cancelled stamps are collected and then distributed to local VA hospitals and other convalescent facilities where our wounded warriors can receive occupational therapy using the stamps either to put into albums or to make decorative items.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy
Josuweit says the club exchanges QSL or contact cards with hams around the country and across the globe seeking confirmation of communications with special event stations it runs to celebrate historical events in Philadelphia.
He says the Holmesburg hams have been collecting the stamps from those envelopes and sending them to along to the Lions International Club for distribution.MORE NEWS: Man Charged After Juvenile Shot In Alleged Road Rage Incident In Lehigh County, Police Say
To learn more, you can go to www.harcnet.org or drop an email to the hams at WM3PEN@aol.com.