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Soldiers' Angels

Rating: 4.84 stars   696 reviews 22,664

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
www.soldiersangels.org

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Reviews for Soldiers' Angels

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a Soldiers Angel since 2007. I like the fact that I know where my efforts go because I send them directly to the soldier whom I've adopted. I can't say I know where $ goes for other charities. But this is personal.

 
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I have been a Soldiers Angel since Aug 2007. I know that my letters and support has helped the moral of those whom I've adopted and I occasionally keep in contact with them after they return. You can donate but there's nothing like that one-on-one contact to keep it real. Some have family support and some do not. For those that do have a loving family to support them, I communicate that strangers do care too. I will end my letters with a salutation: "Take Care of the Mission – Take Care of your Comrades in Arms – God Bless you for a speedy return to family and friends. Feel free to share this letter – especially with anyone not receiving any mail because the Soldiers Angels motto is to “Let No Soldier Go Unloved."

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

If Soldiers Angels would close the warehouse because of the wasted postage rather than direct postage to the troops. Often SA will request items be shipped to a warehouse only to be sent out again. I pay and the warehouse pays. Money for shipping could be better spent.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with Soldier's Angels for 10 years. It is a wonderful organization. I am continually amazed at the hard work and dedication all of the 'Angels' have. And I can tell you from my own experience, there is no better feeling than helping our Troops.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer with Soldiers' Angels since 2011. I joined when my fiancé got deployed to Iraq because I felt the importance of having someone reach out to those fighting for our freedom. I also wanted to be part of the living legends team which sends cards to families of the fallen. I lost my friend in Iraq in 2006 and talked with his mom often and knew how important it is for the families to know people care. I'm now the proud leader of the living legends team and love what the organization does. There are so many great teams and we enjoy supporting our soldiers and families. I can't say enough great things about Soldiers' Angels.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was in the military and it gets lonely. So I joined to help put a smile on a soldiers face. They are fighting for my freedom so the least I can do is send a card and make someone's day brighter.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I knew soldiers angels made an impact on our troops but until I joined, I didn't truly see what a special impact that was. Many of us think these soldiers just need a care gift to feel good like receiving a birthday present. But these soldiers need so much more. Some are stationed in severely remote areas and have zero access to anything that we revere as simple commodities here in America. They also need emotional support. Many of them do have families here that send their love continually but some may not. Soldiers Angels is much more than just a "gift giving" program. It reminds our men of why they are doing what they are doing. It also helps humble you when you join. It is truly amazing to know your letters will be held by the hands of those over in those foreign and dangerous countries. Please consider joining, the commitment is small compared to the impact YOU can bring.

-Natalie Mahne (new volunteer)

 
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I have been writing letters to 12 different soldiers and 6 of them are coming home very soon and two of them I will be meeting in person when they get home. Yea!!!!!!!!!!

Kari Harmon

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I've been writing letters to soldiers for a few months now and am so glad I can make a small difference in this way. Recently I got to help out with Bingo at the VA. Wounded soldiers/vets needed help to mark their cards and win some tickets to the cantina. It was great to see their smiles. I'll be doing more of that! There are so many ways to support our troops thru Soldiers' Angels! Do what you can - it's worth it! God Bless 'em all!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been with Soldiers' Angels for 8 years now. I joined when my brother was deploying. This is such a great organization. I've really enjoyed working with this great group of people!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been with Soldiers Angels for 6 years. I joined when my brother deployed to Iraq. I have enjoyed writing to our heroes and giving them something to look forward to. My husband is also active duty and when he deployed the volunteers and Soldiers Angels would send letters and post cards to brighten up his day. This organization is amazing. A true blessing and a great way to honor and support the men and women who put their lives in danger, every day, so that we may live free!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Wonderful organization. I have a really busy schedule and thanks to Soldiers' Angels I can still make a difference. I can easily weave volunteer work into my daily plans. - Sandra

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a Soldiers Angel for several years now and it has been the highlight of my life. Knowing someone got a letter or a package that made their day better brings a smile to my heart. So thankful to be a part of an amazing organization.

 
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