Any Soldier Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   86 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Veterans

Location: PO Box 715 Waldorf MD 20604 USA

Mission: TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE NEEDS AND LIVING CONDITIONS OF OUR SOLDIERS. TO FACILITATE THE DELIVERY OF CARE ITEMS TO SOLDIERS DEPLOYED UNDER DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. TO INCREASE THE NETWORK OF SOLDIERS AVAILABLE TO DISTRIBUTE CARE ITEMS. TO UNDERTAKE STRATEGIC PROJECTS TO PROMOTE AND FACILITATE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT WITH THOSE IN THE ARMED SERVICES
Programs: FACILITATING DELIVERY OF CARE ITEMS, INCREASING AWARENESS ABOUT THE SACRIFICES MADE BY SOLDIERS, ACTING AS A CONDUIT FOR COMMUNICATION FROM THE TROOPS TO THEIR SUPPORTERS.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Love this non-profit. Easy to get involved, 99.9% of all costs associated go directly to recipients, rewards are received by both the sender and the recipient, and I love sending directly to a military person items they might need or a letter to brighten the day and to know how much it means and to get a thank you back is the icing on the cake. I especially like sending a bit of home to those in austere conditions. Great community involvement project for kids and schools. An opportunity to learn of other cultures as well. Those camel spiders in the middle east catch the kids attention and make a great segue into current events, geography, social sciences etc. Does lots of good for so little time, effort and money.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Since retiring from teaching school, I have been sending care packages to deployed troops. AnySoldier is the organization I use for contacts with deployed troops. I am very pleased with the work they do in monitoring their website and in encouraging volunteers. They always provide helpful information and updates. They are exceptional in their focus of providing comfort and care to our troops.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have had many wonderful letters and emails from the troops I send packages to.

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

try to find a way to let the supporters of a group communicate to coordinate the items sent to that group of troops.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

My son and I stumbled upon Anysoldier.com when we googled items to send in a care package to our friend, LCpl David Hill. My son was moved to send care packages to soldiers. He started a lemonade stand to raise money to send care packages to as many soldiers as he can. To date he raised over $1500 and sent almost 60 care packages and will be sending more! This all started because of anysoldier.com. Without them we would not have anyone to send care packages too. Yes, we have been given some address from people, but without any soldier we would have ran out of addresses along time ago.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

letter and cards of thanks that the soldiers have sent my son. What a blessing!

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

nothing,

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been blessed to help Anysoldier.com since it's conception in '07, by writing letters and sending care packages to our service men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of depolyment. Soldiers who do not receive support from family, receive it from thousands of generous volunteers. They give of their time and money to bless our military in harms' way. We become addicted, especially when we are surprised by having a soldier write us to thank us for our support. It is them who deserve the "thank you". Any Soldier Inc./anysoldier.com is an awesome non-profit begun by a wonderful military family...the Horns.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Much joy, happiness and blessings, in giving back to those who defend us daily.

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

Nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have been sending packages and letters to men and women serving in our Armed Forces for about 5 years through Anysoldier.com. Marty Horn and his family started this site in order to provide an avenue for the general public to send care packages and letters of support to the people serving in harms way. The troops can submit things that they can not get where they are located, or things that would make their lives a bit easier. Letters are the most requested items. We can then go though the lists of contacts and pick one that we can support, either because we can provide the items they need, or because their note touches us in some way. It gives us a chance to feel as though we are doing something to help them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have received mail back from some of the people I sent packages to. They are all so happy to know that average citizens care about them and take time to let them know they are not forgotten about.

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

The only changes I would make would be to make more citizens aware of the dramatic lift of moral a single letter can be to a soldier serving away from home. That isn't anything the Horn's can do differently, we just need to get the word out!

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It has brought new friends and activities into my life. I have joined card swaps and a quilting bee, all with people from all over the country.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Wonderful! It allows me to feel like what I do makes a difference in someone's life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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