Soldiers' Angels

Rating: 4.86 stars   817 reviews

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  

This organization is exceptional in all ways. The response I have received from military soldiers is awesome. I have been a member for 9 years and love writing letters and sending birthday cards. I used to be able to send blankets and boxes but because of financial problems had to quit that part. But still love sending letter and cards and jokes. If I can make one soldier smile and laugh, I will have accomplished something.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been with Soldiers Angels for seven years and have been in awe of all that they do for our deployed soldiers. Well, the veterans, too. The deployed families, too. I keep thinking of all that they do, and have to keep adding on. I have sent thousands of letters and birthday cards and an occasional package. If I can make one soldier happy, I have done something right.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I have been with Soldiers Angels for over 8 years. Not often do I get a response from a busy, deployed soldier, but when I do, it is like winning the lottery. You know they are there and appreciating every effort of every angel. It is an organization that does so much for so many when they are far away from home. One girl wrote that mail call was like Christmas. Now, you can't beat that!! Putting smiles on lonesome faces is worth it.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This is such a great organization! I have been a member since 2009 and I have been treated with the utmost respect and friendliness! My group leaders are the best! It is such a blessing to send packages and cards and letters to those serving. Nothing compares to a letter back and knowing that you can give someone a bright moment.

 
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I joined SA when I was 20 years old... almost 15 years ago. I have really enjoyed all the nice people I have spoken with and corresponded with. I am teaching my daughter, who is now 9, that there is so much joy in giving to a stranger and so much character it builds to have respect for our military family. This is a proud legacy I am instilling in my daughter and I hope she continues it. This is such a great organization. I really like knowing that a simple letter could possible brighten up the day for someone overseas that may need the little boost it provides. Thank you SA for all your hard work and dedication to our troops!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been an Angel since 2008. It just warms my heart to send something, letters, packages and cards to the soldiers. They have put their lives on the line and it is the least I can do. What a wonderful organization to participate in. Thank you…...

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a phenomenal organization that as a team functions with lots of love and organization to give directly to our soldiers , their families and their supports on the field. I am so proud to have this team to honor those who give so much for all of us.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I recently joined Soldiers' Angels and am on both the Bakers Team and the Letter-Writing Team. I have been impressed with the responsiveness of team leaders when I've had a question. They are truly on top of this group! I mentioned joining the group to a friend who had lost a son in Afghanistan. She immediately knew the organization and was excited that I had joined. This is a wonderful service to our military. Bravo Zulu everyone!

 
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My only son was killed in an accident 9 years ago and I so desperately needed something to busy my mind. I found Soldiers Angels and began writing. It brought me great comfort and pleased the Soldiers as well. Now I have lots of sons. Thank you Soldiers Angels.

 
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This is a great group. At present, I am only able to participate with writing letters to our men and women in the Armed Forces, but it makes me feel like I am giving something back for everything they are doing for us. I am really impressed with the level of participation and the different types of events and types of help this group gives on an ongoing basis.

 
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Soldiers' Angels has changed my life. I am so blessed to be a part of such an awesome organization.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I ran across this website quite by accident really. I was looking for charity work and when I came to soldiersangels.org I figured I could write some letters. I registered right before the holidays and was approved before everyone shutdown for Christmas. I've become a letter writing machine and I've adopts 2 soldiers on deployment. I love to shop for others and now I can. I even got my mom signed up on the site and she writes about 4 letters a day. We love what we do and we are so grateful for Soldiers' Angels for being there for our troops when most people are busy with their own crap in their own lives. I'm here got the long haul.

 
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Thru this all encompassing support of all 6 branches of the service and their familes as well as prior honorablly discharged vets of prior eras, Soldiers' Angels raises morale, supplies oft needed personal items and hard copy support is proven to bring smiles and " gives me a spring in my step and head held high with a smile across my face, bc you have shared we are not forgotten , I carry your letter on me bc it takes me away if only for a moment to a normal place back home and reminds me of what we are fighting for." Also Plz send tolet paper and grooming products our ships run out before supplies arrive." Or " Plz send something to cover odors of ER in the field." I have personally received a book of everyday in A-Stan published drawing made with "Art supplies for my downtime, bc it helps me to relax, better than movies and such." . Also received an American flag, carried on an airplane into battle in gratitude for support given, by one of my adopted. Some get Skype, a email, but the hard copy and " mail call" is a big boost, " I have a smile bigger than my face and discipline myself to read only one a day so the feeling lasts, you will never know how much your organization has done so I can send my unit back out each day."... New moms to be are showered with cards so they feel supported while their spouse Id deployed and top knot team does a virtual shower. Women of valor supports caregivers of 9/11 thru our returning vets, giving them recognition and acknowledging their committment by being partnered with an angel to be honored on a 1:1 basis. Medics and Chaplains special needs have angel teams to suppor them. Homeless and vets in facilities are outreach support. It is an organization recognized as most effective in military support over the years. Pentagon approved. Supported by international volunteers. I have used this avenue since 9/11 to express my non partisan stance of military support.

 
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As a member of this organization, I chose it because it was shortly after 9/11 and I needed a proactive, non-political outlet. Since that time, I have sent many weekly letters of support to the soldiers I have adopted, cards thru the card support team to touch a stranger in times of joy, grief, or congratulatory. So many have written that bc of Soldiers' Angels "I can go out and do what I do, knowing that we are not forgotten.". So many have said that with technology the skype or rare home call does not give the same lasting feeling of support as a hard copy and the morale boost when their name is called for mail call. "I had my head down but seeing my name on the mail call roster, lifted it...I can not tell you how much the letters mean to the troops here. We feel that people think the war is over and we are all home.". One said she disciplined her letters to "opening only one a day to keep the joy lasting as long as the letters were opened." The organization has expanded thru the years to now include family, Veterans, Caregivers (Women of Valor) that are committed to 24/7 care of 9/11 survivors or military related long term health issues. Fischer House is also supported thru their needs Going beyond the Letter writing with quilting, baking, crafting utilizing so many talents has made this a broad spectrum of a rainbow for those of WW2 thru todays active duty and retired. With the suicide at 20 a day, I only wish the needs of all who need a stranger to say "You are not forgotten" You are our Nation's treausred". .It is with great pride that I say I am a Soldiers Angel.

 
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I have been a member since 2004, and have found that taking a few minutes out of my week, it allows me to provide a smile to many deployed. It encompasses not only care packages but for some adoption of an individual who is in need of greater morale support, chaplains with supplies, medics with a break-away from their stress, K-9 teams with additional grooming supplies, treats and toys, Ladies of liberty with a touch of pink and magazines of interest, Wounded Warriors with encouragement as well as Fischer Houses, Ladies of Valor (care-givers from 9-11 and beyond) morale support, with our Bakers Team and Knitters, Birthdays and holidays are sweeter, Military families struggling with operating on "Hold" support and morale. Veterans in homes or Homeless, gifts, treats, care packs, This is for the on-going or the ONE-Time either in groups such as church or classroom, youth groups or companies as well. Quilters donate lap blankets for the immediate transport when belongings are left behind. If you can read, write, reach out and bring a smile, this is the organization that provides so many avenues. Making mail-call an event instead of a reminder of where they are. This is NOT a statement of politics just a reaching out from the heart.

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

Have more youth groups and classrooms aware of the opportunity to "Pay it forward", in a one time or ongoing adoption.

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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