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Soldiers' Angels

Rating: 4.85 stars   793 reviews 28,976

Nonprofit Issues:

Disaster Aid, Human Services, Veterans

Address:

2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310 San Antonio TX 78217 USA

Mission:

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, we have hundreds of thousands of volunteers assisting veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. Soldiers’ Angels responds quickly to requests for support and provides individualized, immediate assistance.  It is a “one-on-one, get it done quickly” organization.  Our volunteer Angels at home adopt individual deployed troops and stay in touch throughout their deployment. Wounded soldiers and their families are asked what they need, and Soldiers’ Angels responds in a hundred different ways:  voice-activated computers; financial assistance for loved ones to stay with their wounded family member; phone cards to call relatives who can’t visit as often as they wish, etc.  Both the organization and the program have grown, but, unfortunately, the needs of our deployed soldiers and their families are growing even faster. This is especially true for our young men and women who are wounded. The government is providing first-class medical care for our wounded soldiers, but it will never be able to provide all of what they deserve and so many services desperately needed by their families.  Soldiers’ Angels works closely with the Department of Defense, the nation’s major veterans groups and a variety of other military support organizations to make sure these brave young men and women who are being helped.

Target demographics:

the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and Veterans of all eras.

Geographic areas served:

the United States and around the world

Programs:

- Adopt a Soldier: Individualized support throughout deployment - Angel Bakers: Homemade treats for the deployed - Chaplain Support Team: Help chaplains support the troops - Ladies of Liberty: Extra TLC for deployed females - Letter Writing Team: Personal letters for the deployed - SA Germany: Supporting medevac'd wounded/ill and medical staff at Landstuhl - Valour-IT: Providing adaptive laptops for the severely wounded or injured - VA Hospital Support - Living Legends: Comforting the loved ones left behind when a warrior falls on the battlefield - Operation Top Knot: Handmade gifts & virtual baby showers - Adopt-A-Family: Holiday adoption program to support a family's holiday needs - Women of Valor: Support to female caregivers of Post 9-11 wounded, ill and injured service members. - Sewing Team: Handmade blankets, scarves and pillowcases - Cards Plus Team: Extra TLC for soldiers and families

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210-629-0020
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I recently joined Soldiers' Angels and am on both the Bakers Team and the Letter-Writing Team. I have been impressed with the responsiveness of team leaders when I've had a question. They are truly on top of this group! I mentioned joining the group to a friend who had lost a son in Afghanistan. She immediately knew the organization and was excited that I had joined. This is a wonderful service to our military. Bravo Zulu everyone!

 
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My only son was killed in an accident 9 years ago and I so desperately needed something to busy my mind. I found Soldiers Angels and began writing. It brought me great comfort and pleased the Soldiers as well. Now I have lots of sons. Thank you Soldiers Angels.

 
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I can not say thank you enough to Soldier's Angels. We received help for Christmas while my husband was deployed and I had lost my job. It was the most amazing feeling and I can not say thank you enough. This was the 2 Christmas in 3 years my husband was deployed.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This is a great group. At present, I am only able to participate with writing letters to our men and women in the Armed Forces, but it makes me feel like I am giving something back for everything they are doing for us. I am really impressed with the level of participation and the different types of events and types of help this group gives on an ongoing basis.

 
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Soldiers' Angels has changed my life. I am so blessed to be a part of such an awesome organization.

 
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I ran across this website quite by accident really. I was looking for charity work and when I came to soldiersangels.org I figured I could write some letters. I registered right before the holidays and was approved before everyone shutdown for Christmas. I've become a letter writing machine and I've adopts 2 soldiers on deployment. I love to shop for others and now I can. I even got my mom signed up on the site and she writes about 4 letters a day. We love what we do and we are so grateful for Soldiers' Angels for being there for our troops when most people are busy with their own crap in their own lives. I'm here got the long haul.

 
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Thru this all encompassing support of all 6 branches of the service and their familes as well as prior honorablly discharged vets of prior eras, Soldiers' Angels raises morale, supplies oft needed personal items and hard copy support is proven to bring smiles and " gives me a spring in my step and head held high with a smile across my face, bc you have shared we are not forgotten , I carry your letter on me bc it takes me away if only for a moment to a normal place back home and reminds me of what we are fighting for." Also Plz send tolet paper and grooming products our ships run out before supplies arrive." Or " Plz send something to cover odors of ER in the field." I have personally received a book of everyday in A-Stan published drawing made with "Art supplies for my downtime, bc it helps me to relax, better than movies and such." . Also received an American flag, carried on an airplane into battle in gratitude for support given, by one of my adopted. Some get Skype, a email, but the hard copy and " mail call" is a big boost, " I have a smile bigger than my face and discipline myself to read only one a day so the feeling lasts, you will never know how much your organization has done so I can send my unit back out each day."... New moms to be are showered with cards so they feel supported while their spouse Id deployed and top knot team does a virtual shower. Women of valor supports caregivers of 9/11 thru our returning vets, giving them recognition and acknowledging their committment by being partnered with an angel to be honored on a 1:1 basis. Medics and Chaplains special needs have angel teams to suppor them. Homeless and vets in facilities are outreach support. It is an organization recognized as most effective in military support over the years. Pentagon approved. Supported by international volunteers. I have used this avenue since 9/11 to express my non partisan stance of military support.

 
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As a member of this organization, I chose it because it was shortly after 9/11 and I needed a proactive, non-political outlet. Since that time, I have sent many weekly letters of support to the soldiers I have adopted, cards thru the card support team to touch a stranger in times of joy, grief, or congratulatory. So many have written that bc of Soldiers' Angels "I can go out and do what I do, knowing that we are not forgotten.". So many have said that with technology the skype or rare home call does not give the same lasting feeling of support as a hard copy and the morale boost when their name is called for mail call. "I had my head down but seeing my name on the mail call roster, lifted it...I can not tell you how much the letters mean to the troops here. We feel that people think the war is over and we are all home.". One said she disciplined her letters to "opening only one a day to keep the joy lasting as long as the letters were opened." The organization has expanded thru the years to now include family, Veterans, Caregivers (Women of Valor) that are committed to 24/7 care of 9/11 survivors or military related long term health issues. Fischer House is also supported thru their needs Going beyond the Letter writing with quilting, baking, crafting utilizing so many talents has made this a broad spectrum of a rainbow for those of WW2 thru todays active duty and retired. With the suicide at 20 a day, I only wish the needs of all who need a stranger to say "You are not forgotten" You are our Nation's treausred". .It is with great pride that I say I am a Soldiers Angel.

 
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I have been a member since 2004, and have found that taking a few minutes out of my week, it allows me to provide a smile to many deployed. It encompasses not only care packages but for some adoption of an individual who is in need of greater morale support, chaplains with supplies, medics with a break-away from their stress, K-9 teams with additional grooming supplies, treats and toys, Ladies of liberty with a touch of pink and magazines of interest, Wounded Warriors with encouragement as well as Fischer Houses, Ladies of Valor (care-givers from 9-11 and beyond) morale support, with our Bakers Team and Knitters, Birthdays and holidays are sweeter, Military families struggling with operating on "Hold" support and morale. Veterans in homes or Homeless, gifts, treats, care packs, This is for the on-going or the ONE-Time either in groups such as church or classroom, youth groups or companies as well. Quilters donate lap blankets for the immediate transport when belongings are left behind. If you can read, write, reach out and bring a smile, this is the organization that provides so many avenues. Making mail-call an event instead of a reminder of where they are. This is NOT a statement of politics just a reaching out from the heart.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more youth groups and classrooms aware of the opportunity to "Pay it forward", in a one time or ongoing adoption.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I like that SA has something for everything as a volunteer. Plus the main office is located in San Antonio - heart of AF country - Hoorah! For me, I am able to reconnect through letters. In my years since discharge talking to older vets particularly Vietnam & Korea, those letters mean a lot and last longer than email so I always include an article, joke or sports article that I think someone will like. If my guy doesn't then someone in the unit will.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I first learned about this organization in Afghanistan, two deployments too late but nevertheless, I am happy I did. This organization brought my soldiers and I great comfort considering where I was. Not only did they respond and sent packages but they also sent letters of places and people who contributed. I just want to say thanks to all of you for all that you do.

 
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While I was on deployment not a month went by where I didn't get letters and care packages. Still brought some home, I felt the love and support. Thanks to all angel's in my book you are an angel.

 
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