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!

Warrior Summit & Picnic

August 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Thank you Soldiers’ Angels for sponsoring all of  the prizes, bouncy house, cotton candy and snow cone machine to make this a fun event for the Wounded Warriors and their families.  Thanks to our Angels Wanda, Debbie, Katie (and family), who helped at the various games and Soldiers’ Angels Info booth(will upload pic soon) and Jessica who helped at the Fisher House Booth. An inspiring and fun day with amazing people.   Thanks to all of the warriors and their families who came up to our Soldiers’ Angels booth to thank SA for the outreach they received from Landstuhl Germany to stateside. We are grateful to YOU and it is our absolute honor to help in anyway we can.

You will see all of the great prizes, games and kid’s fun stuff Soldiers’ Angels sponsored midway through this video!

A day free from hospitals, appointments, therapy, stress…surrounded by families and people who support and care. Well deserved!

WEBSITE HELPS FAMILIES ‘KNOW BEFORE YOU GO’

August 1, 2010 at 4:34 am | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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http://www.defense.gov//news/newsarticle.aspx?id=60391

NEWS
AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE

FAMILY MATTERS BLOG: WEBSITE HELPS FAMILIES ‘KNOW BEFORE YOU GO’

By Elaine Wilson
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2010 ?  A new American Forces Press Service Web special, “Focus on Family: Know Before You Go” is highlighting how military families prepare for and deal with deployments.

The special features a variety of stories, from single dads preparing to deploy to dual-military couples who will be deploying together. It also includes links to helpful information, including service-specific deployment resources.

The goal of the special is to help people “know before you go,” and we hope you find it useful.

We’d also love to hear from you. If you have some tips that have helped your family prepare for or handle a deployment, don’t hesitate to write in.

Soldiers’ Angels

May 31, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Hearts Toward Home Workshop…amazing.

October 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Dr. Bridget C Cantrell, Phd. has been aptly named a “Warrior’s Angel” as she travels the globe to counsel military and  their families, with the various issues presenting challenges to healthy transitioning, and quality of life.

 She calls it “Rolling up our sleeves to help the Troops” and so it was a perfect partnership that this “Warrior’s Angel” teamed up with the  501(c)(3) non profit Soldiers’ Angels Organization to present the “Hearts toward Home Workshop”in tacoma on Oct 10, 2009.  

Recently bestowed The prestigious Spirit of Hope Award from the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense, it is with this spirit of hope that Soldiers’ Angels wanted to bring our military, families, professionals and the community together for this learning opportunity.

 Soldiers Angels representative, Toby Nunn,  who has experienced multiple deployments himself,  had this to say on his blog at tobynunn.com: 

 “Most would think this would be right up my sleeve but I try my best not to expose what’s on my sleeve when it comes to this topic and I was nervous about facing some of the demons I have been able to manage. It was made easier by looking around the room and seeing other young and some not so young people finding a special fellowship and being provided a positive and secure platform to share and assist each other. I will confess that I held back on writing about it because it has taken me several days to process some of which I had to face.” 

 

Soldiers’ Angels was honored to stand in support and sponsor this wonderful workshop given by Dr. Cantrell.  We are so grateful to all of the participants for their courage and willingness to share experiences, learning, hope and resources.

How does one put into words the enormity of such a day? Shifts from within were definitely the order for the day as we all set aside the diverse backgrounds we arrived with and set our focus on connecting with each other in support of our Warriors and their families. I just want to thank Soldiers’ Angels for sponsoring this event and everyone who attended,  for their very vulnerable and candid sharing.             Julie

The three books provided to the recipients through Soldiers  Angel’s sponsorship can be found at:

http://www.heartstowardhome.com  Further informations or questions about future Soldiers Angels sponsored events/workshops in Washington, contact soldiersangelswashington@gmail.com or visit our website at soldiersangels.org   

 

 

SA Table at Workshop. Thanks Melissa, Sammi & Jessica for making it look great!

 

 

 

Soldiers’ Angels & Dr. Bridget Cantrell PTS/PTSD workshop

August 21, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | 2 Comments
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Please see our    Soldiers’ Angels Washington Event page for Registration details and please spread the word about this free workshop, to all of your friends and families in the Armed Forces, Veterans and people you know who work in support.  This is an amazing opportunity that is important for all.  Dr. Cantrell is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker with a hearfelt passion for our Military and Veterans.    I highly recommend this opportunity.

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