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  

Clearly, this Organization has helped Thousands of deployed personnel over the globe. It has helped provide acute awareness of the basic needs of all branches of U.S. Forces; while telling specific stories written directly from those deployed.
I have been supporting this organization through Iraq and into Afghanistan. The satisfaction derived from my personal involvement has been overwhelming. Many of those supported by me have corresponded directly and even visited my home after their return home. The emotional highlight of a very rewarding experience.

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

a charity event in New York City and meeting Marty and Sue Horn doing the best job of getting the word out about the AnySoldier organization. It's been a truly rewarding experience for all.

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

Make the Federal Government give them a Grant to service more of our troops.

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I can't think of anything.

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

Meeting many new and wonderful friends that arecstill part of my life.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

well satisfied and giving back where it counts.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Anysoldier.com makes it feel like Christmas all year. It feels so great to give to our soldiers, marines, sailors, and coasties. The News does not given many details on what they are going through the or number of them that get killed and wounded every day. Remember the Vietman "conflict"? The caskets coming off the planes on the News every night? None of that here - the politicians want everyone to forget our sons and daughters are fighting for OUR LIVES.

Remember those who fight for you, and let them know it! Send a card, a letter, or a care package through www.anysoldier.com. You will get back more than you give!

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?

Some

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting Any Soldier for about four years. I have sent letters and packages to many of our troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It makes me feel so good to feel that I can do a little to help those who are making such huge sacrifices for all of us. I have recieved many letters and e=mails from the troops telling me how much it means to them to get a letter or box from home. I think it is important for our troops to know they are supported by the people back home, and Any Soldier gives me a way to show that support.

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

I have had many letters and e-mails filled with appreciation for the support the troops have received.

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

Nothing. The staff works very hard to keep things organized to best serve our troops, while at the same time enforcing the guidelines that insure they are safe.

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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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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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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