Oprah Show>The Bravest Families in America… What you can do

January 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | 5 Comments
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Today on the Oprah show, “First lady Michelle Obama, Tom Brokaw and Bob Woodward introduce us to some of the bravest families in America as they cope with the invisible wounds of war.” http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/The-Bravest-Families-in-America

Former South Dakota Army National Guardsman Sgt. Corey Briest (Ret.) and his wife, Jenny were among the guests. Briest, of Yankton, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb near Baghdad,Dec. 4, 2005, while serving with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 147th FieldArtillery, South Dakota Army National Guard, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. … Soldiers’ Angels have stood with Corey and Jenny since his injury.”

The message of the show was simple…..be grateful, never forget and DO something to show your support.

If you want to do something and are not sure what to do go to soldiersangels.org We have many teams you can join such as the wounded TLC team which helped show support to Jenny and Corey.

Do you live in Washington and would you like to help?? Email soldiersangelswashington @gmail.com  We need you!

Soldiers’ Angels is an all encompassing organization that is dedicated to supporting our Deployed, Wounded, Veterans and their families. As Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Oprah and the First Lady said today…..it takes the communities to step up to make a difference.  “We owe them everything”…..therefore we all must do something.

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

2nd Annual: Support the Red, White and Blue; Give Love, Give Blood

January 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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During the week surrounding February 11th, 2011 Soldiers’ Angels encourages Angels and friends across the entire country to honor those that have shed their BLOOD for us by heading to your local blood bank and donating a pint. You can check the eligibility requirements for donating here.

In coordination with WEAR RED Friday and Valentines’ Day weekend, please take time out of your busy schedule to give a pint. If you can’t give RED you can always give GREEN and donate $$ online www.soldiersangels.org.

Send your photos of your giving experience to ShelleMichaels@SoldiersAngels.org or pixt them to 218-779-7271 for automatic posting to our Facebook fan page.  Let u know here at Soldiers Angels in Washington  soldiersangelswashington@gmail.com

Day of the Deployed October 26

October 26, 2010 at 9:01 am | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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Thank you for Signing the Day of the Deployed  Proclamation Governor of Washington, and Mayors!

and thank you School Children of Washington for making all of the cards for our Deployed Service members.

ANGEL TLC – Thank you Crafters! – Call for Angels who would like to help!

October 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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Thank you for your Angel TLC crafters!    If you would like to help contribute to our Blanket and Bear, or card making efforts for our Wounded and hospitalized Veterans as well as our Deployed please email soldiersangelswashington  @gmail.com Soldiers’ Angels has a dedicated team of sewing/crafting/crocheting angels and we’d like to contribute to the overall Angel efforts to make sure these items are at the ready!   Working with other community organizations, churches etc in every town, is a great way to meet the ongoing needs.

Angel Jean with tray cards she has made for the Veteran's Care Center in Vancouver WA would you like to help?

Jean also makes beautiful lap robes and Blankets of Hope as well as helmet liners!!  Amazing!!

Looks like Angel Debbie has been busy!!

BEAR HUGS!!

Debbie says they are easy! Won’t these be a precious gift of Angel TLC for a Deployed Service Member, or Veteran? If you’d like to help let us know- Debbie will forward you the pattern and info!

We would love to post more photos of the creations you are making out there! Please send them in and let us know what is happening in your area or if you’d like to help organize a group? There are even non sew blankets we can attempt and always angels more than happy to mentor!

Josh Fueston Memorial Swim to Live.to honor, remember and continue our Support

August 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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The Josh Fueston Memorial Swim to Live …

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/08/24/1583407/swimmers-complete-bellingham-bay.html

A brave and wonderful group of Soldiers from the WTB. (Warrior Transition Battalion) Thanks for the great fun at the dinner the night before the swim and for letting us get to know you a little better. You're truly inspirational.

Fisher House Founder’s Day Celebration

August 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses | Leave a comment
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Hello Angels…

The Fisher House located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is a “home away from home” for family members who have a loved one at area hospitals. We provide a place not just for them to be near their loved ones during a medical crisis, but a compassionate and loving environment that helps them heal as well. During fiscal year 2009 we provided lodging to over 300 military families from all over the world. Pictures and family stories can be found on our website: http://www.fisherhouse-jblm.org

We are calling on all Washington Angels’ to help with door prizes for the JBLM Fisher House Founder’s Day Open House. On Friday, September 24th JBLM Fisher House will have doors open for the community. It will also be a celebration of what would have been the 100th birthday of the founder of the Fisher House Foundation, Zachary Fisher. Fisher House will be providing a BBQ lunch, as well as tours and information on the Fisher House. Our goal is to educate the community on what our mission is and show them how their donations and support makes a difference. All members of the community are invited to attend.

The Fisher House needs financial and in-kind donations to support the event and make it a success for the community. Any help you can offer would be appreciated. Is there something you are able to donate items from your job, a favorite store or something fabulously crafted?

Please contact the Fisher House at 253-964-9283 or fhmamc@aol.com.  You may also e-mail myself, Jessica Smith, at cherishedteddie08 @yahoo.com.  Please send a note to soldiersangelswashington @gmail.com listing what you have donated for documentation purposes.

Thank you very much for your support of the Fisher House – JBLM.

Josh Fueston Memorial Swim to Live

August 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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This event is a mother’s quest to honor her son and all of our heroes who fight so bravely not only on the battlefield but when they come home…please help to embrace those who courageously continue to fight the battle within.  “It takes a nation to heal a war” Patti Patton Bader Founder Soldiers’ Angels.

Click the below poster to read more about Josh and this special event.

Vets Help at Soldiers’ Angels Warehouse

July 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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SAN ANTONIO, July 21, 2010 –

Soldiers’ Angels celebrated the grand opening of its first permanent, Angel-managed facility in support of America’s service members, wounded, veterans, and their families with what is expected to be the largest exhibit on the war on terrorism since 2003, as seen through the eyes of America’s heroes and those who support them.

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First permanent Angel-operated warehouse is opened near Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Courtesy Photo

“Salute to Heroes and Angels” is an exhibit spotlighting America’s military men and women who continue to serve in wartime, and the homefront patriots who help ensure they are loved and supported.  Framed by 9-foot canvas murals, the installation includes interactive video screens, photos, letters from the troops, stories of fallen heroes, highlights of the dozens of Soldiers’ Angels teams and projects, plaques and certificates documenting the organization’s impact, and opportunities for visitors to record their own stories on video, join Soldiers’ Angels, or request support for a service member or veteran.

Soldiers’ Angels proudly announced the opening, staffed by four recent veterans and Angel volunteers on March 12-13, 2010.  The warehouse consolidates and streamlines SA’s extensive packing, shipping and screen-printing activities in support of the troops, reducing the organization’s overhead expenses and providing an employment opportunity for veterans.

“It’s a better bang for benefactors’ bucks,” explains Soldiers’ Angels Operations Manager Toby Nunn, who oversaw development of the warehouse.  Located across the street from Brooke Army Medical center in San Antonio, Texas—a city with the highest concentration of wounded and other active duty soldiers in the United States—the 10,000-square-foot facility reduces shipping costs for SA by its proximity to one of the largest targets of SA’s troop support efforts.

In addition to the reduction in overhead, the cost of paying for the warehouse staff itself fits the mission of Soldiers’ Angels by supporting veterans.  “Staffing it with recent veterans helps provide a soft-landing for their transition to civilian life,” Nunn explains.  “It surrounds them with like-minded people as they learn the corporate world.”  This is especially helpful for those who may be struggling, Nunn says with enthusiasm. “You can’t say, ‘You don’t get it.’ Because you’re looking at a bunch of people who do.”

See more of the story here >> Soldiers’ Angels Warehouse

Thank you Green Gables Elementary!

July 19, 2010 at 6:24 am | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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On June 16 Soldiers Angel Erin Sitterly accepted a $500.00 check from Green Gables Elementary!  The students raised the funds through their Penny Harvest Program which is a unique program whereby Students “harvest” pennies and choose a charity that will benefit. The program also encourages the students to be a part of the process when it comes time for the organization to use the funds.   Thanks to a great suggestion we will be using the money to purchase blankets from the Angel Store that the students can help make for the wounded! It’s definitely a gift that will keep on giving!! Thank you Erin for taking time from your busy schedule to visit the school, accept the check and speak to the students!  Check out the story here

Green Gables teacher Amy Thompson presents a check to Erin Sitterly of Soldiers’ Angels, after giving a check to Lili Allala and Margery Godfrey (background) from Friends of the Hylebos - Andy Hobbs/The Mirror

Mother’s Day at the Fisher Houses

May 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses | Leave a comment
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!  A wonderful group of angels got together and created delectable masterpieces and gifts galore for our Fisher House Moms.  We wanted to make it a special day and to have the moms feel a lift of support and love to get them through the difficult days ahead.  We were honored to spend the day with you Moms!  Absolutely awesome Angels!!

The presents lined up at the back of the table were donated by Angel Donna and her company in Spokane. They were then sent to Angel Lisa who made them extra special with goodies and ribbon. It goes to show you how a network of angels can find a way to collaborate over the miles and impact lives so positively. Thank you!

Busy preparing!!

Amazing home made sausage rolls from Bob & Pat

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