The Fort Adams Trust has announced that it has collected over 2,100 handmade holiday cards to be delivered to deployed service members.  The fort Gift Shop coordinated with Newport and Middletown elementary and middle schools, local libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs to create the holiday cards for distribution to six countries on three continents around the world.

“Providing our service members with holiday cards created by children should bring a welcome and well deserved smile to those dedicated service members who are deployed away from their families and loved ones, “ stated Fort Adams Trust president Greg Hall.  “Our Gift Shop Manager, Tonya Frederick, did a great job putting the drive together and I am sure the service members will appreciate the thoughtfulness of all the children who helped contribute their time and energy,” Hall added.

The holiday cards were mailed out free of charge by the United State Postal Service over the weekend of December 5th to ensure timely arrival.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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