WE ARE MOVING THIS BLOG TO>>>

May 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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We are moving this blog to blogspot. Please keep updated on everything Soldiers’ Angels Washington at our new address. there is an email sign up right at the top of the page.  Click here to see our new home!! >>  http://soldiersangelswashington.blogspot.com

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Need to Shop?

March 12, 2011 at 8:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Before you make your purchases (whether it be for something personal, or for filling those care packages to your adopted Hero), you might check out this list of vendors that support the troops and Soldiers’ Angels through your purchases (either because you follow the link, or you tell them you are part of Soldiers’ Angels) by donating a portion of the sales to Soldiers’ Angels, or offering discounts to Soldiers’ Angels shoppers. There’s all kinds of things to choose from: cooling gear (the weather’s changing over there!), coffees (multiple vendors), flowers, jewelry, books, clothes, food, the list goes on! So, if you’re shopping anyway, maybe help Soldiers’ Angels out while you’re at it!

Valentines headed for Spokane VA

February 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Thank you Trinity school students and angel Jean for making sure the Veterans at Spokane VA are visited with lots of Valentines and TLC!

Aren’t these  creations Fabulous?? If you have a youth group or school that would like to participate in making cards for our Hospitalized wounded and Veterans throughout the year please email…soldiersangelswashington @wordpress.com  This is a great way to nurture an attitude of gratitude with your students and provides a huge morale boost for those that have served so bravely on our behalf.

Community Outreach- A great day at Walmart!

February 6, 2011 at 7:31 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Soldiers’ Angels in Washington set up shop at Walmart!

What a privilege to belong to an amazing organization with  such a huge outreach of support around the world for our Armed Services, Wounded, Veterans and families  AND be able to share about it with our communities!   One of the lovely people we met yesterday, saw the Oprah show I posted about here and was motivated to find out where she could go to volunteer in her own community.   I’m always incredibly inspired  by the creativity of people and the unique ideas that shine through conversations about support efforts.  It’s a fun day of brainstorming and planning with angels that are volunteering and the people we are lucky enough to interact with throughout the day.  Thank you everyone who stopped by our table.   Thank you Debbie & Parents for all of your work to make this opportunity take shape and angel Jean for stopping by- so much to share and discuss!
I can’t wait to get started helping to make those wonderful ideas happen!  We’re looking forward to talking with all of the people who signed up yesterday and working ‘wingtip to wingtip’ to make sure those who serve and have sacrificed for all of us know we are grateful!

Thanks from Afghanistan

February 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Thanks from Afghanistan

Soldiers’ Angels recently received this note from a Staff Sergeant on a PRT (Provincial Reconstruction Team) in Afghanistan.

Dear Soldiers’ Angels,

Thank you all very much for the package, especially the movies and MOOSE MUNCH (which was gone in less than a minute).

There are some times we get sad over here and think that people in the States don’t really care about us, so when we get something like this it really boosts our morale. So this package, it really means a lot. On behalf of PRT Panjshir, we’d like to say thank you and God bless.

Attached is a picture of us for the greatest organization ever–Soldiers’ Angels. You guys are the BEST! Thank you.

–SSgt R., US Air Force

PRTs are military teams that work with local government officials, U.S. government civilians and local military/police personnel to assist people in rebuilding or improving their neighborhoods. They spend a great deal of time away from the main bases and out in the countryside among the locals. This PRT, which is very isolated, received a large package from Soldiers’ Angels while waiting to be adopted by individual Angel volunteers.

As of this writing, there are 1106 Heroes waiting to be adopted. You can help.

Veteran’s Day Card signing event with the Red Cross

November 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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SOLDIERS’ ANGELS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO JOIN THE RED CROSS CARD SIGNING FOR OUR HEROES  on VETERAN’S DAY PLEASE JOIN IN THIS EFFORT IF YOU ARE IN THE BELLINGHAM AREA   EMAIL soldiersangelswashington @gmail.com or perhaps you’d like to join in  one of the other Veteran’s Day activities or start your own. Let’s Discuss 🙂

 

 

VALOUR IT ; HELP OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS

November 5, 2010 at 1:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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An easy way to help the  Valour IT Fundraiser and ultimately help our Wounded Warriors!!

If you're on facebook, just "like" Vision-Strike-Wear.com  For every 500 people who do this between now and Veterans' Day, they will donate $100 to Soldiers' Angels' Project Valour-IT which is in the middle of its big fundraising push with all the milblogs.

Please have a look at a very important Soldiers’ Angels project that helps get Voice Activated laptops to our heroes and then spread the word!

 

Project Valour-IT

In memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss

It was the first time I felt whole since I’d woken up wounded in Landstuhl.
–Major Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, on using a voice-controlled laptop

To donate, select your favorite team* (or click here).

Donate Air Force
Donate Army

 

Donate Marines

 

Donate Navy

 

*Soldiers’ Angels is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Donations are tax-deductible and may be eligible for matching funds from donors’ employers. Please consult your tax advisor for details. Team designations are created for the sake of fun and spirited competition and are not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense. All funds raised go to a single account and assist wounded warriors of any branch.


Are you a blogger or webmaster?  Scroll down…




To participate in the competition as a blogger or webmaster, click on a team* graphic below. After you register, you will be added to the team blogroll and receive the code to post a widget on your blog that will credit donations to your team’s totals.  This will allow you to stay up-to-date with the latest fundraising competition info and any special plans your team leader has. For more info, email beths@soldiersangels.org.

Thank you for helping us support the wounded who have sacrificed so much! Let’s see who can win this by raising the most for the troops!

Join Air Force  

Join Army 

 


Team Leaders

Air ForceMudville Gazette


Army – Blackfive

Marines – Cassy Fiano

Navy – USNI Blog

Join Marines




Join Navy*


 


For technical questions, contact beths-at-soldiersangels.org.  For other questions, contact your team leader. 

*We were unable to find a Coast Guard team leader, but we invite USCG bloggers and supporters to team up with their fellow mariners of Team Navy.


More About Valour-IT


Project Valour-IT helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries.  Items supplied include:

  • Voice-controlled Laptops – Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.
  • Wii Video Game Systems – Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
  • Personal GPS – Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
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    Photo and video editing at One True Media

    Last night, during my weekly visits, I was greeted by…our latest laptop recipient, with a quick little dance.  I think he even clicked his heels!  He is so terribly happy to have received a laptop and is really looking forward to having Joe show him all the in’s and outs.  You made this SGM, who has served faithfully for 40 years and is as crusty as they come, do a happy dance in the lobby – PRICELESS! – Soldiers’ Angel Monica, November 2009




    You’ve got Mail; Angel Mail that is!

    November 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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    Dear Angels, Troops and Supporters,

    Youíve Got Mail; Angel Mail That Is!

    Do you have a webcam? Put it to use and send a FREE video email to anyone from Angels Mailî and a donation will be made to Soldiersí Angels.  The more video emails you send, the more you help Soldiers’ Angels.  (ANGEL MAIL)

    Angels Mail was created by Marlo Anderson for Soldiers’ Angels as a thank you for that our organization does to support the troops, as his son is in the National Guard and received support from Soldiers’ Angels while he was deployed.

    What else is new regarding our social media? Soldiers’ Angels launched our new Twitter Background that the MindComet team created for us as a part of the CommuniCause $25,000 Social Media Makeover . Some people might think No one is going to see your Twitter background – everyone uses a mobile device or desktop application.î They’d be right – but only in part. People who are reading an account’s tweets are generally already subscribed to the account. In this case, it’s really about spreading the word and gathering new followers and supporters. A Twitter background is just like a Facebook landing page. Upon arrival, the user is posed with a decision: should they follow or not? Putting our best WINGS forward is crucial to enhance our success in that decision making progress for others to follow us on www.twitter.com/soldiersangels.

    Our Facebook Landing Page has all the makings of intrigue. If you are not a fan or like us already, please check out our Fan Page at www.Facebook.com/SoldiersAngelsOfficial When you arrive at our Landing Page you will see we offer three simple options; To Adopt, To Donate or to Join a Team. These three options are crucial to the existence of Soldiers’ Angels.

    At any given point in time, we have hundreds of service members waiting to be adopted by individuals across the globe with a simple commitment during the deployment of that warrior with 1 letter a week and 1 package a month.

    We are also a one stop shop in troop support with over thirty teams to choose from. If you want to bake, we have the Angel Bakers. If you want to help the wounded, we have the Wounded TLC team. There is a place for you if you love babies, canines or chaplains. We have the Ladies of Liberty that focuses on pampering deployed females. We have teams for veteran and family support and many more.

    If you don’t have time to volunteer, but have the financial resources, we have a place for you too, you can make a donation online, via mail or by texting Soldiers to 20222.

    There is a place for everyone at Soldiers’ Angels. We encourage you to check out all our options. Our American warriors, veterans and their families deserve to know that we stand wingtip-to-wingtip in support of all they have done for the freedom, rights and liberties we have as American citizens. As Patti Patton-Bader our founder says, Each of our volunteers create ripples of kindness that add up to an ocean of greatness.”

    Remember all those that have served on Veterans’ Day and bow your heads in thanks this Thanksgiving Day. Be There for our warriors, they are always there for us.

    Wingtip-to-Wingtip,

    Shelle Michaels

    National Communication Officer

    ShelleMichaels@soldiersangels.org

    Please also join our FB Soldiers’ Angels Washington Group so you can keep up to date with what is happening here in Washington and email soldiersangelswashington @gmail.com if you’d like help, have ideas or just to say hi to fellow WA angels!

    A Night For Our Heroes Fundraiser Needs You!

    September 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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    Soldiers’ Angels in Washington Invites YOU to our 2nd annual “Night For Our Heroes” fundraiser, Oct 2 at the Lakeway Inn, Bellingham. 6pm no host cocktails, 7pm Dinner.  The theme is Founding Father’s Banquet.  Dress as your favorite “founding father” if you like; otherwise, casual attire.
    For more information on Tickets, Auction items or Sponsorships email soldiersangelswashington @gmail
    We need your help to spread the word. TIckets, Sponsors and Auction items still needed. This is your chance to contribute in some way to those who serve and have served, even if it is to spread the word!! We can do this!!

    Congratulations Angel MaryAnn Phillips

    August 3, 2010 at 3:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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    Congratulations to an incredible angel! Thank you for being such an inspiration. I’ve heard so many stories from wounded warriors and their families about your wonderful care when they arrived in Germany. You and your team are such a blessing!

    “MaryAnn Phillips of Soldiers’ Angels is a 2010 recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medalfor her self-sacrificing service to the wounded and their families at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany. Established in 1969 by Executive Order of the President, the Citizens Medal is the second-highest government honor a civilian can receive and recognizes “citizens of the United States of America who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.”  Read more here >SoldiersAngels and listen to the interview here > whitehouse

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