Schmidt and Bruce Orthodontics asking for more holiday cards to send to wounded veteransSubmitted: 11/08/2018
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director

Schmidt and Bruce Orthodontics asking for more holiday cards to send to wounded veterans
RHINELANDER - Your Christmas card list likely includes parents, siblings, aunts and uncles.  A Northwoods orthodontist wants you to send a Christmas card to someone you've never met before.

Dr. Joshua Bruce is collecting cards to send to wounded soldiers this winter.  Bruce's Rhinelander office of Schmidt and Bruce Orthodontics started the "Hope and Healing" card program two years ago.  They collect cards twice each year, leading into the Forth of July and Christmas holidays.

One month into collecting this year, they've only gathered about 150 cards.  That's down from 700 at this time last year.

"Write what's on your mind, say thank you. Maybe you had a personal experience from your family or loved one that you want to share with a veteran over Christmas," Bruce said.

The Rhinelander Military Support Group will pick up the cards and send them to veterans at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

"We just finished up with elections and there's a lot of strife and I think that this is a way that we can come together as a community and rally around what's important to everyone," Bruce said.

Dr. Bruce will collect cards at his offices in Rhinelander, Woodruff, Eagle River, and Phillips through December 15th. You do not need to be a patient to drop off a card. The office also has cards and envelopes available.

The Rhinelander office is located at 550 E. Timber Drive.  A drop box will be set up outside for after-hours deliveries.

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