Soldiers' Angels

Rating: 4.8 stars   454 reviews

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Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of SA for over two years and everyday its a blessing. I actually ran across the program by accident. Being able to give back even a little to the soldiers that give so much, is an amazing opportunity. The members of the program are awesome and always willing to help out others in the program. SA is just AMAZING!

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I appreciate being able to be a part of an organization that helps our soldiers overseas. I have been a member for many years and it was through my participation that I made contact with a chaplain in Afghanistan that helped my son find a home for his 649 care packages that he sent as his Eagle Scout project. I am humbled by the letters and e-mails that I receive back from our brave men and women. This experience has brought as much to me as I hope to bring to the soldiers.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was Americanism Chair for the Elks Lodge 7 years ago and began to search for a way to help our Veterans and Enlisted men and woman and their families. I found Soldiers' Angels and their mission fit the Elks mission to never forget a Veteran but to also remember and assist the enlisted and their families as they give so much for our freedom. I adopted a soldier and have adopted many more in the last 8 years since the first one. It has been gratifying for me to try to give something to those that do so much for us. As a part of what we do, as a Soldiers' Angel, we have provided many food baskets at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas to our local veterans and enlisted families locally. Their gratitude is overwhelming. I've also been involved in the Fisher House in Seattle as well as sending many packages to our troops.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have a pillowcase ministry and was most delighted to find an address for the armed forces. I have sent two packages with about 50 pillowcases, that are patriotically themed, and am about three days away from sending a third.

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

none

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?

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  

Before I became a Soldiers' Angel volunteer I researched various organizations that support our troops. I chose Soldiers' Angels because it offered so many different ways to serve and because it tries to keep its operating costs low so that donations go where they are supposed to. I have been a volunteer for about five years and I continue to be impressed with the wonderful work its members do in our community, at the VA and Fisher Houses, and overseas. I live in Washington state, and our coordinator Julie is one of the most amazing and committed people I have ever met. She drives to so many facilities and functions I'm surprised her vehicle hasn't expired of exhaustion! This dedication inspired my husband and sons to volunteer as well.

I have seen the benefit of Soldiers' Angels. A family whose son was injured in Afghanistan has told us about how the volunteers in Germany helped them to get settled and assisted them and their son during his recovery. Every community has service members, and Soldiers' Angels sponsors local events which serve our local soldiers and veterans. It helps to be able to actually see the good your volunteer organization does!

I encourage anyone who is looking for a volunteer opportunity to check out Soldiers' Angels!

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

Organize events to recruit potential volunteers.

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

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Quite well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are probably hundreds of groups supporting our brave Warriors afar and here at home, but when I found Soldiers' Angels in 2005, I knew it was the place for anyone who felt it their heart that they could make a difference. It was the place for me, and I remain dedicated to our Hero's through Soldiers' Angels, to this day.

It was in 2005 that I read a story in our neighborhood newsletter that was written by a Soldier who had redeployed. He spoke of the obvious increase in the morale of the troops that were deployed by his side, and how receiving and sharing the items he received in the goody box his mom sent to him, helped him through some pretty tough times. My heart sank when he mentioned that there were so many troops that did not receive care packages or communication from the folks back home. That was it.....I signed-up to be an angel.

I support Soldiers' Angels efforts with my heart and soul. They have come-up with, or shall I say re-mastered, a masterpiece! Every step is orchestrated to perfection. The "angel" protocol is clear, which makes it easy to volunteer as I have, for one or many of the teams (Adoption Team, Letter Writing Team, Card Plus Team, WTLC Team..just to name a few) created to help our sentinel's here at home and afar. It is very clear that all members of Soldiers' Angels hold the privacy of anyone who signs-up for a little help from an angel, in high regard. The system is built with that in mind. None of us want to be de-winged, so it's easy to follow the rules.

Each teams area Team Leader encourages, and offers helpful tips, which creates an atmosphere of a welcomed accountability. I embrace any step and procedure that will help us make the lives of those serving, and those who have returned home, a bit easier. My Team Leaders are responsive to my requests and to my concerns, which further encourages my involvement and loyalty.

I can't say enough about the ease in which I can quickly order a quick first-time package for someone I've adopted, through the online Angels' Store. The number of items in the store is evolving month to month from where it was a few months ago, and has always offered at the very least, something I can send right away to let the recipient know how important they are to us.

Lastly, the lasting friendships, letters I've received, and emails that continue, from some of the brave Warriors I've adopted or sent letters to over the years, encourages me to continue to do what I set out to do: to make a difference in the lives of the brave men and women who selflessly defended and continue to defend the freedom I enjoy each minute of each day. And to let each one that is introduced to my life, know that they should never doubt their importance.

Thank you Soldiers' Angel, for being the tool to me being able to help :o)

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

It's obvious that our Warriors' work around the world is not going to come to an end anytime soon, so I would like to see the Angel's Store replenished to its previous level, in order to fully support our troops. I would like to see the selection of items and care packages, although better than it was, increase.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering for Soldiers' Angels this year and I must say that this is a fantastic organization and I am happy to encourage others to volunteer and get involved, too. Everyone is so friendly and you can feel the love radiating off the staff; love for both their jobs and for the service members they aid. If you're looking to support the military either through donations or volunteering, Soldiers' Angels is the organization you need to get involved with!

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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Rating: 5 stars  

My young daughter and I have been Soldier's Angels since about 2009 and have primarily been part of the TLC portion, in which we make homemade cards, letters and send words of encouragement to all branches of service who are in need! We personally have made and sent literally hundreds of cards all over the world! We also have been the personal Soldier's Angel to a specific female soldier, in which we sent personal letters, and boxes of anything she needed while she was deployed in Afghanistan...this nonprofit organization has been one of the most fulfilling commitments our family has had the opportunity to be a part of! We joined as members when my husband was actually also an active duty Marine, and thus we have been blessed to see the benefits of this organization, we have had several friends (fellow Marines my husband knew and worked with) who have been blessed by their generosity! Sometimes just a small bit of love, encouragement, support and/or appreciation makes all the difference to a lonely, homesick, PTSD affected, or needy service member!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a HAPPY member / volunteer of Soldiers' Angels since 2004.

First my family & I started out by adopting deployed troops and then in 2007, I was blessed and honored to be a part of the Soldiers' Angels Veterans Support Team and volunteer for the PTSD Recovery Program at the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital (it's part of the Palo Alto VA)

Since 2007, Soldiers' Angels has supported our Team's work with the PTSD Program, which serves countless Vets...and that includes Vietnam Vets, Gulf War Vets and Troops returning from Iraq & Afghanistan.. (and the numbers are growing every day!)

Soldiers' Angels have supported the PTSD program with multiple Big Screen TV's & Wii & Game Boy Systems, so the Vets who are living on-campus during their 3-4 month program can INTERACT with each other while playing Sports Games, instead of isolating themselves.

Over the last seven years, Soldiers' Angels has sent ENDLESS supplies of backpacks, socks, boxers, undershirts, tons & tons of sorely needed toiletries, duffle bags, beanies, hand-made quilts, pajamas, hand-made pillow cases, shower sandals, PTSD Workbooks, puzzle books etc to our Veterans.

Also, Soldiers' Angels sends us monthly financial donations to finance and feed 55-60 folks at our bi-monthly Dinner events that we hold every month! These events are a huge morale-booster for our PTSD Vets...plus it's a refreshing change from the Chow Hall grub and it's a great time to celebrate monthly birthdays with gift bags and also with games & prizes that always puts a huge smile on their faces.

When we hold our bi-monthly events at the Menlo Park VA, it is common for a Veteran to approach me and tell me how Soldiers' Angels had sent his unit or base tons of much-needed & morale-boosting care-packages!
Also, so many have told me with tears in their eyes, that a member of Soldiers' Angels "adopted" them individually and sent them care-packages throughout their entire deployment.

I am so blessed and proud to be a small part of Soldiers' Angels. I am so thankful for the compassion and generosity that Soldiers' Angels shows our Military men and women who have given and sacrificed so much to ensure our Freedom!

I am fully and thankfully aware that there are many wonderful Patriotic Organizations that support our Troops & Veterans, but I have to say that in my humble opinion, Soldiers' Angels ranks very high on the list.

Thank you Soldiers' Angels for the amazing support and love that you provide for our precious men & women of the U.S Military!

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

The only change that I pray for is that MORE Americans would join Soldiers' Angels or any Organization who will support our Troops and Veterans! :)

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks to Soldiers' Angels I have been able to volunteer alongside a fabulous group of people. Everyone that I have had the pleasure of working with has such a generous giving spirit. Also, the heroes we have been able to serve deserve more than I could ever give.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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