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!

 

 

Washington supports Fellow Angel & Team while deployed

December 16, 2010 at 8:53 am | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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Thank you Washington Angels for supporting fellow angel, Amy and her Medical Support team recently deployed to Afghanistan.

“I can’t thank you & your team enough for everything. I wasn’t expecting so much support, we were truly blown away. Attached is a pic from the goodies we received (i’m 2nd from the left). Thank you again ladies for all your support!

Angel Amy & Medical Support team in Afghanistan diggin' some of the goodies sent from their Angels in Washington!!

Merry Christmas, Love and Support to all of our Troops serving around the world!

Hero to Hero! Thank you for your service!

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!!

Crafty Creations for our Deployed, Wounded & Veterans

August 31, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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I’m always so amazed and inspired by the talent of our angels.  I know many of you are working on Blankets of Belief, Hope and Gratitude  all year long. If you aren’t a part of the SA sewing team please join or ask me how. Bless your hearts for that incredible thoughtfulness and time you put into each creation. I have had many wounded warriors and families come up to me at the various events and share how much YOUR creations mean to them.  One of the things we will be doing across the state for our Day of the Deployed efforts are donation/blanket drives. If you are part of a quilting/crochet/knit group, or think you could inspire others from your community/church or service clubs to join together to produce some Creations for our Deployed/wounded and Veterans please email  soldiersangelswashington @gmail.com   I would also love to post pictures of your creations if you attach a photo I’ll add it to the blog.

The following blanket was made by the loving hands of  Angel Jean who also just made some lovely hats and gave them to a homeless outreach in her area.   Thank You Jean!

This lovely fellow were made by our Angel Debbie & Mom . We haven’t come up with A name for the Bear Campaign yet… Troop Teddy Bear…Special Forces: Bear Hugs, Mission Grrratitude, Oh my gosh there have been quite a few. Debbie says they are easy to do. Two parts to the pattern.  These Bears might be the perfect project for Girl Scout and Boy Scout Groups. I know several blanket makers who are wanting to add a few Bears to their projects too.   We’d love to send lots of these for our Day of the Deployed Effort on Oct 26 and for the holidays.  Email Soldiersangelswashington @gmail.com if you’d like to give them a try!

Many of you are part of the Angel Bakers and others have helped with fabulous culinary creations for the Welcome Homes and events we’ve participated in, along with your regular baking you send to our deployed service members.   You’re all amazing!! I would love to include some pictures or even recipes you’ve used if you like.  It might help non cooks like me get inspired!

Just Listen to Support the Troops!

August 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Soldiers’ Angels in Washington, have been welcoming home many of our troops over the last few months.   I’m sure all of us, particularly those who have experienced deployment first hand will relate to the following video from Jesse Dayton.

“As one of the musical artists involved in Voices of a Grateful Nation (a partner of Soldiers’ Angels), Jesse Dayton has been using his talent to support the troops.  His heart-rending song, I’m Comin’ Home, has been featured on the organization’s musical CDs, which help fund activities that use music to help returning and wounded soldiers re-acclimate and recover.  Now he’s asking for a little help—all you have to do is listen!”

If CMT.com records at least 1000 hits a day, Jesse’s video and his PSA for Soldiers’ Angels and Voices of a Grateful Nation will be put into regular rotation of music videos on CMT. Getting Jesse’s PSA on CMT will be a wonderful way to help spread the word about what Soldiers’ Angels does.

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LISTEN TO JESSE HERE

Portraits of Love

September 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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Underwitten by Fujifilm: Soldiers’ Angels  and over 275 professional photographers of the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) have teamed up to send a piece of home to our deployed troops–just in time for the winter holidays–through an effort dubbed Portraits of Love.

Volunteer photographers across the country are opening their studios this September to offer free portraits to military families who have a loved one deployed overseas. The portraits will be uploaded to pmdaportraitsoflove.com , and a free print will be sent to the family member in Iraq, Afghanistan or wherever they are deployed around the world. The ultimate goal is to send 10,000 free family portraits.

“This project is the photo industry’s way of giving back to our soldiers, and thanking them for the sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Jerry Grossman, the president of the PMDA who has spearheaded the effort. “Our industry is uniquely qualified to bring an important piece of home to our soldiers, and we’re pleased to be able to organize this effort.”

“It’s incredible how motivating a simple family photograph can be to a soldier who is far from home,” said Soldiers’ Angel Toby Nunn, who has served two tours in Iraq. “This volunteer effort is one more way that we can help our soldiers cope with their situation,” he said.

Military family members can find participating photographers in their areas by visiting the Potraits of Love website (in order to attend the portrait session, families will need military IDs). Photographers interested in volunteering their time can also sign up on the site.

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