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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I like that SA has something for everything as a volunteer. Plus the main office is located in San Antonio - heart of AF country - Hoorah! For me, I am able to reconnect through letters. In my years since discharge talking to older vets particularly Vietnam & Korea, those letters mean a lot and last longer than email so I always include an article, joke or sports article that I think someone will like. If my guy doesn't then someone in the unit will.

 
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I am so thrilled to be a part of SoldiersAngels. Our troops need us to donate items in care packages as they have very few normal, everyday things that we all take for granted. When they receive the care packages, they know that a perfect stranger cares about them, and is willing to spend time and money to assist them as they fight the enemy, breathe in dust, dirt and sand, and struggle to get through each day. We, who walk around freely, every day, who sleep safely in our beds at night, need to show our appreciation for all our brave troops, and to extend our best wishes and prayers to them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer angel with Soldier's Angels for 4 years now. This is an amazing organization. They help so many soldiers and their families both overseas and at home. From care packages, letters, wounded soldier backpacks, warm blanket campaigns, refurbished laptops for veterans in need and the list goes on and on!

 
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I have been an active member Of Soldiers" Angels since shortly after 9/11. It is a way to show support in a non political way. Touching the lives of a stranger that may soon become the one who places their lives on the line for my family. I have received feeback from the Ladies Of Liberty oft a young woman, perhaps a mother who proudly serves but appreciates the "feminine side" of the military being gifted or the K-9 unit that request a new toy, treat, or grooming products so their handler can reward and gift their four legged officer, the birthday team also reaches out to those who may not hear their name on "mail Call" bc in this day of skype, phone call or email, that passes so briefly a hard copy of Birthday wishes is something that can be tangible in seeing that the deployed are not forgotten. Women of Valor are caregivers who since 9/11 are devoted to caring for their wounded are teamed up with an Angel to pamper and be given recognition of their 24/7 devotion. Veterans in the Facilities, who never were thanked from the Korean and the Vietnam era or just bc are highlighted. , Top Knots touches the Mom-to-be of the deployed who is perhaps feeling the separation at a time her spouse can not be there... Chaplians and Medic team specialize in giving added support to those teams as well as Special ops.
I have adopted 1-4 deployed at a time, since 2004 and have heard the response of "I have been in the field for 7 months away from wifi, cell and skype.. Your letters and packages have reached me and my unit enjoy the letters and packages as well...It is people thru your organization that make us be able to go out everyday knowing that we are not forgotten.". Others have written that they have a smile bigger then their face, days after knowing that people back home care." Our adoption team is a 1:1 commitment to "Angel" that soldier in one of all 6 branches across the globe that are deployed. Weekly letters and monthly packages are requested by the soldier or their family or fellow soldiers in their unit to bolster morale in the unit/troop. THis organization is time tested and proven to be one of the most effective organizations of support by volunteers of the Military as it touches the Military and Coast Gurad from birth to Veterans of Prior wars and the Living Legends who have families as Gold Stars that gave more then any family.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with soldiers angels for over eight years. SA is such a diverse organization that you can find a volunteer opportunity to match your interest. Research their website and find all the different possibilities to help currently deployed, veterans, and VA organizations. You'll be glad you did. I feel blessed to be associated with soldiers angels

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with Soldiers Angels for several years. It is a magnificent organization full of people with lots of love to give to those guys and girls who sacrifice so much for our country. I love being a Soldiers Angel because I know that every item goes directly to the service member. The greatest people you will ever meet are members of our military. They sacrifice everything ...their family, friends, jobs, hobbies and sadly, sometimes even their life for we the people.

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

make no changes to this group

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?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This is my first year with Soldiers Angels and it has been such a blessing to be able to communicate with and send needed items to dedicated members of our military. They do so much for every citizen of the US and are so often overlooked. My experience has been that the soldiers are very humble and gracious. They are so appreciative of the items we send them. Little things that we take for granted everyday means a lot to them. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Soldiers Angels has entrusted me with to give a little back to our soldiers and let them know that we are here for them and support them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The need is there in our local communities, and Soldiers Angels are there to meet that need. You are amazing!

 
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Amazing group that I'm so proud to be a part of. Their support of our military and their families is truly inspiring. And the thanks I've gotten over the years from the military we support is truly wonderful

 
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My story is that I love helping the military.
They are so worthy of our support. This is a wonderful and worthwhile nonprofit.

 
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Just joined in November. Excited to be part of a team that is supporting our troops. Thanks for the opportunity to give back to those who has sacrificed so much for our freedom. I never take it for granted.

 
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