Honoring Our Troops: PostcardMania Prints 75,000 Postcards for the Tampa Bay 'Postcards From Home' Program

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PostcardMania donates to US 103.5's "Postcards From Home" Tampa Bay program to bring holiday wishes from the citizens to the troops overseas.

In support of the American Troops, PostcardMania announced today that for the second year in a row that they have donated the design and printing of Holiday Greetings postcards for America soldiers deployed overseas in coordination with US 103.5's "Postcards From Home" Tampa Bay program.

"Postcards From Home", sponsored by US 103.5 and radio personality Skip Mahaffey, has been instrumental in sending out over 150,000 holiday postcards from listeners to troops overseas over the past seven years. This year PostcardMania raised its contribution to 75,000 postcards which was 25,000 more than last year.

According to About.com there are over 170,000 American Troops in Iraq. Since the majority of them will not be home this holiday season, US103.5 is encouraging Tampa Bay citizens to relay encouragement and gratitude by sending a personal note to these soldiers via a postcard. The 75,000 postcards PostcardMania printed are a series of holiday designs that are blank on the back side for Tampa Bay citizens to write their messages.

"Over the years we've heard from military personnel all over the world who have told us that these postcards helped them through a very lonely holiday season," said Skip Mahaffey. "PostcardMania has been the first and only direct mail firm to step up to the plate and offer to help."

Schools, churches, retirement homes, business and other organizations should contact US 103.5 to reserve postcards in the quantities they need by calling 813 832 1444. After crafting holiday messages of thanks and gratitude, the postcards should then be dropped off to any Buddy's Home Furnishings location no later that mid-November to ensure all the postcards will arrive to the American Troops overseas in time for the Holidays.

"This is a great thing that US 103.5 is doing," said Joy Gendusa, CEO of PostcardMania; "The genuine gratitude shown to the men and women that are far away from home and missing their families means a lot"

Tampa Bay citizens can also tune into US 103.5 or call into PostcardMania at 800-628-1804 for more information about the program and ideas on how they can get involved.

About PostcardMania:
Hailed as one of the 500 fastest growing privately-held companies in the USA by Inc. Magazine, PostcardMania was founded by Joy Gendusa in 1998, her only assets a computer and a phone. Today they are on a $15 million-dollar-revenue run rate and employ over 135 people. PostcardMania was the first full-service postcard direct mail marketing company to market to general businesses nationwide and help them expand through the use of direct mail marketing techniques. Their services include graphic design, printing, highly-targeted mailing list acquisition and mailing services with FREE marketing advice. Visit their web site at http://www.postcardmania.com

About US 103.5:
US 103.5 http://www.thunder1035.com is part of Clear Channel Radio, a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods, through Motorola's iRadio cell-phone service, and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at http://www.clearchannel.com.

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