I understand that it takes money to run a website like anysoldier.com, but it seems a lot of the donations used to 'run the site and pay for servers' is going into the owner's pocket via a salary. That's disappointing. What started as a good cause has turned into a business. Two thumbs down. I think it's rotten.
This site is the best. You can send US troops cards during the holidays, tuna, beef jerky, and other food. I always send a letter since the troops like to connect with civilian Americans back home. I've been using it since 2005.
I got involved with anysoldier.com when a friend of my brother's was deployed in 2008 and posted some needs on there. after he returned home i kept sending boxes to other heroes who posted on the site. anysoldier is a GREAT way to give back to those who serve our country.
I love this organization. You can donate as much or as little as you want with no pressure. Send a letter or a box of goodies to our troops. There are no huge adminstrative fees and when you donate, you know exactly where your money is going. I've been sending boxes for 1 1/2 years now and it is very rewarding and very addicting! A donation to the actual organization goes to running the website. Very honest and straight forward. Support our troops - you won't be sory!
My husband and I began sending care packages to our grandson and his team in Iraq in 2004. Then, in 2005, we discovered Any Soldier, and began using their program to locate names and addresses of deployed troops that they listed in order to continue sending care packages. They made it so easy to read the requests of the contacts and then just click on the one(s) you wanted to help by fulfilling their requests or just writing to them. We felt like the contacts were extended family, and appreciated the posted updates so that we could stay current even if we never heard personally from them. - Gran
I obtained information regarding Anysoldier from my grand-daughters school newspaper - 5 years ago!!! My sister and I have been shipping every month since then - usually have 2 groups. I am never in the dark regqarding what to ship and not to ship, or how to ship and have only had great results with the mailing kits. A local Drug store jumped on the wagon 4 years ago and has continued to take donations for us in the small town I currently live in - York, SC. I am not sure WHO is the greatest, Walgreens Drugs or the wonderful people in the town who soooo freely give. Praises to the Horns for starting this site- a real blessing to the supporters and to the troops!!!! Even on a couple of occasions it was necessary to contact Marty, his reply was quick and answered my questions fully! I try to spread the word about this site every chance I get. Thank you Marty for all you do!!!
This is a class act. Maintained by folks who understand the military because they themselves have served, it is a site that truly serves the deployed men and women. It provides a way (user-friendly, I might add) that we can connect with our troops. We can send them letters and / or packages and are given information up front pertaining to that particular unit's needs. I have been using this site since 2004 and have sent mail to over 300 troops. I have built friendships with a number of them and have been able to support them through multiple tours. I've even gotten to meet three of them in person, which was a great joy. I work in a school and have involved my students in corresponding, as well. What a mutually beneficial endeavor!
I wanted to do something to give back to our military and found this site... very good site...I cannot believe how many of our military are not home in the states....I have adopted 3 soldiers so far since Feb.. 2011 and will continue through this site because it is easy and very informative..thank you anysoldier.com
Such a great charity. How many of you know soldiers? It sure gets lonely for many of them overseas, especially those without family or friends who write to them. Through this charity we are able to write letters and send care packages to the brave men and women in harms way. What a great idea!
I'm a supporter over 6 years now. Any Soldier is easy to understand and to use. If I have a question - I get answer and help " in the next minute". Very easy and sometimes witty is in detail is listed about the rules " what to send" How to send" , Where to send... And what is not to send. The way how it's explain make really sense in the simple words without that anybody can feel offended. It's not a bitter dry site - the humor and love is always to read and feel.
It allows to send packages once or more times, also only to send letters of support.
. Any Soldier is like a friendly big family that welcome new people with open arms. Supporters can share ideas and help eachother-, the detail informations are just perfect, like when the APO fopr the unit close, the information emails a supporter get " to not send anything anymore" cause the contact did not response to the Any soldier page. Also that AnySoldier send reminder to the heros. Anysoldier help in so many ways.