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Soldiers' Angels
October 28, 2011

I joined Soldiers Angels close to 6 years ago. My oldest son & I got involved as a way to help repay the troops overseas for all the work they had done for us as a country and also to learn more about the war. I've met some incredible people from volunteering with them, not only in my state, but nationwide! We've adopted 7 different soldiers and sent care packages to them while they were overseas. We've also sent countless letters & done articles for our local papers to raise awareness. It was a great feeling when a couple of the solders replied to my son's letter and thanked him for all the work he was doing by supporting them. He's in college now and his younger siblings are involved with helping me volunteer now. We've made it a family event that all my children have learned from. This organization does amazing things to help support our troops in so many different ways, if you ever want to volunteer to help our troops, Soldiers Angels has a way that will fit your interest!!

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It was amazing to me when I received a response from the first soldier I had adopted. I had been sending him care packages for about 9 months before he was scheduled to come home and we didn't hear that much from him, until the month we sent him a "fishing" theme care package, the whole box was about fishing. He replied and said it was the best thing he had ever gotten because his hobby at home was fishing, so it really brought "home" to him overseas.

More feedback

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?

2011

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

Really push to have more local people in each state so that there was someone "new" angels could go to with questions.

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

I've learned alot about the way and met some amazing people!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It was the best thing besides having children I've ever done with my life. made me also realize how precious life is and how not to take it for granted.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Adopted solders & wrote letters on the Letter Writing team.