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!

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Local Marine needs our Help

April 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Posted in General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/Marine-Given-6-Months-to-Live-91282674.html

http://www.jakesfund.com/jakes-story/

“Wiggles”

Jake Waggoner has recently been informed by doctors he has six months to live. Jake and his wife Selamawit are the parents of a beautiful little girl, and are currently expecting their second child around the time doctors have told Jake he will pass away. To many Jake is a father, husband, son, brother, and a friend. I know him best as the United States Marine I have had the privilege of serving beside for the past six years. Wiggles, as Jake has come to be known by his fellow Marines, has definitely left his mark on those he’s come in contact with over the years. His uncanny ability to alleviate any situation with his unique brand of humor and larger than life personality is what I’ve come to admire the most about him. This quality of Jake’s was a God send during our deployment to Iraq with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 in August, 2006, through March, 2007.

Whether you’ve known Jake your whole life, or have simply been fortunate enough to have had your paths cross, we encourage you to add to his story. Share a memory, or an experience you’ve shared with Jake. Let the world know what kind of a man Jake Waggoner is. Most importantly, we encourage you to donate whatever you can, be it your time or your money, to ensure Jake’s final days are ones in which he doesn’t need to worry about the family he leaves behind. Thank you for your support, and may God and his blessings be with the Waggoners in their time of need.

PUYALLUP, Wash.  – Nestled in a Puyallup cul-de-sac, Jacob Waggoner and his family are living in his sister’s house. A small upstairs bedroom is now their home. It’s not the life they’d hoped for.

“We had so much planned,” said Selam Waggoner as she fights back tears.

The Waggoners downsized last month after receiving the diagnosis, Jacob has terminal brain cancer.

“They gave me six months to live,” he said.

Those in his Marine unit say it almost seems cruel. Jacob survived a tour in Iraq as a reservist. He made it back home, married Selam and had Bella, who’s now almost 2. Then last November, he began having seizures. Around the same time, Selam found out she was pregnant.

“I was concerned about my family definitely and how I’m going to take care of them in the future,” said Jacob.

Jacob’s Marine brothers are now mobilizing to make certain Jacob’s family is cared for.

“You wouldn’t leave your brother to die in a house fire,” said Joshua Penner. “We’re not going to let Jake struggle, we’re going to help him out.” more at king5News

Soldiers’ Angels here in Washington is waiting on word for the next phase of help for Jake to be Launched so we can dig in and help.  In the meantime please help spread the word. Go to the website and work your social media and other networking magic to engage support for this Marine.

Washington Facebook, Twitter, and Blog help strengthen our Team!

April 12, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | 1 Comment
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Hello Washington!  In our efforts to build a strong Washington team and increase our support efforts, Soldiers’ Angels Washington has created a Patti/Soldiers’Angels approved, Washington Facebook Page, Facebook Group and Twitter page.  We encourage you to join all of these groups.  These social networking sites are great ways to ‘meet’ other angels, discuss projects and events you may be working on, brainstorm ideas or simply see what’s coming up next in the state without having to dig for information or wait for an email. By being a part of these Washington  State sites you not only can connect on a local level, but you will be directly connected (with a click) on the national level to the directors and official group. It’s a fast way to receive information! I love it!   Here are the links:

Washington Facebook Page

Washington Facebook Group    (For discussion, event listing/inviting and larger postings)

Washington Twitter Page

Subscribe to our Blog too (by clicking on the subscribe button on the rt.menu)   These are all great ways to build a strong Washington team by keeping us connected and informed!  The more connected we are, the more our support efforts can grow and benefit those who have served and continue to serve.  Thanks Angels!

For those of you in the Vancouver WA/Portland area, you may want to also add our Oregon State sites. There are many events that come up for that area and joining will help you keep informed! The links are listed on the Oregon Blog here > SOLDIERS’ ANGELS OREGON

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