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.

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.

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!

 

 

2nd Annual: Support the Red, White and Blue; Give Love, Give Blood

January 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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During the week surrounding February 11th, 2011 Soldiers’ Angels encourages Angels and friends across the entire country to honor those that have shed their BLOOD for us by heading to your local blood bank and donating a pint. You can check the eligibility requirements for donating here.

In coordination with WEAR RED Friday and Valentines’ Day weekend, please take time out of your busy schedule to give a pint. If you can’t give RED you can always give GREEN and donate $$ online www.soldiersangels.org.

Send your photos of your giving experience to ShelleMichaels@SoldiersAngels.org or pixt them to 218-779-7271 for automatic posting to our Facebook fan page.  Let u know here at Soldiers Angels in Washington  soldiersangelswashington@gmail.com

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!

Help for SA Georgia! Wingtip to Wingtip

December 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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Here’s another great opportunity to support the troops with just the click of a mouse!

Soldiers’ Angels Georgia is in the running for $1000 to help with their massive annual Christmas Stocking project for National Guardsmen deployed from their state, but they need your help!  You can help SA Georgia win the DollarDays.com Community Pride photo contest, simply by voting for them with a click of your mouse.  Currently, SA Georgia is in 4th place, but the 1st place project has twice as many votes!
The Dollar Days contest challenges nonprofit customers to use a photo to show how they use Dollar Days purchases in their charity work.  SA Georgia’s photo shows a happy soldier who has received a care package from Georgia Angels, one of the average of 5,000 they send every year.
Supporters can vote once per email address, per day, and the deadline is December 31, 2010.  Please share this link with your friends and families, add to your Facebook page or any forums in which you participate.
Put your mouse to work and help Georgia Angels support the troops!  (And don’t forget to use the buttons here to spread the word!)
VOTE HERE: http://www.photoscramble.com/ContestView.aspx?ContestId=64



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

November 8, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Posted in General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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Thank you Kathy Bergman for attending the dinner and accepting the Real Heroes award on behalf of Soldiers’ Angels! Thank you Red Cross!

 

Halloween at the WTB (Warrior Transition Battalion)

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

 

 

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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