National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week

February 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Veteran Support | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , ,

Angels Vern, Erin, Jill, Debbie, Melissa, Charlotte, and families had the honor of visiting with Veterans at the Puget Sound VA (seattle)  for the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans festivities!  Thank you angels.

“The 30 bears we handed out were a huge success.”  (these are our Grratitude bears you can make too-ask us about them!)

“leaving them was probably one of the hardest things I done in a while……One guy I talked to gave me a big hug and was asking me to come back and visit again…..What will it take to be able to go and visit them again soon?
This was a great weekend. ”

I was told by one of the ladies that I had an angelic smile 🙂 And then again by one of the patients that I had helped with opening up his gum. He had said I had such a smile that no wonder I was an angel. Sure made my day. He has been in my mind since then.”

“And the vets? Oh my! Everyone was so gracious and thankful. It was so good I have decided to begin my weekly visits… I was humbled and thankful.”

Showing the love, respect and gratitude! Thanks angels and THANK YOU VETERANS!!

Thanks also to our Angel Crew for providing a Valentine’s visit to our American Lake Veterans. If you’d like to visit at a VA nearest you with Soldiers’ Angels email soldiersangelswashington @gmail.com or contact your local VA voluntary Services.

Thanks from Afghanistan

February 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Soldiers’ Angels will receive “Red Cross Real Hero Award”

November 8, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Thank you Kathy Bergman for attending the dinner and accepting the Real Heroes award on behalf of Soldiers’ Angels! Thank you Red Cross!

 

WTB Caregiver Appreciation Certificate -Soldiers’ Angels

November 6, 2010 at 11:14 am | Posted in General Troop Support, Veteran Support | 1 Comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

 

SOLDIERS’ ANGELS WAS PRESENTED A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM THE WARRIOR TRANSITION BATTALION OF JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD ON NOV 5, 2010. IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR AND GRATITUDE WE SERVE IN SUPPORT OF OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS.

 

Our awesome Angel Wanda accepting!  Thank you to all of our fabulous angels who give their love and support to the Wounded Warriors and their families.

Halloween at the WTB (Warrior Transition Battalion)

November 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Posted in General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

On October 29, Witches, Goblins, Princesses and ANGELS (Soldiers Angels that is!!) joined the Wounded Warriors and their families for a Trunk N Treat at Joint Base Lewis McChord Washington!  Soldiers’ Angels sponsored the trick or treat prizes for the event and Angels Lisa, Erin, husband Tom and Nita (with her amazing photography) pitched in to decorate their vehicles and provide candies for everyone!! Thank you angels for your generosity of time, $s and Angel TLC to make this a great event!!

Great Antennae!!

 

 

A Night For Our Heroes Fundraiser Needs You!

September 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
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!!

Just Listen to Support the Troops!

August 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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.

<b>

LISTEN TO JESSE HERE

Decorating for the 5-2 Homecoming Ball

August 1, 2010 at 4:54 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: , , ,

Thank you Angels for taking the time to help the Buffaloes with their Homecoming Ball. I know there were a few time changes and once you got there things were pretty much under control, but thank you for showing up and doing what you could to help. I know it meant a lot to everyone.  Thanks to those who went back at 3 to help out with the final touches.

Thank you Soldiers’ Angels for sponsoring the beautifully engraved Journals for each Fallen Soldier which were given to the Gold Star families to treasure.

WEBSITE HELPS FAMILIES ‘KNOW BEFORE YOU GO’

August 1, 2010 at 4:34 am | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , ,

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.

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
Tags: , , , , ,

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.

Photo, Caption Below

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

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.