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Soldiers' Angels
October 28, 2011

I have been adopting soldiers and making Blankets of Belief and Blankets of Hope for about 4 years. I got involved with Soldiers Angels during my son-in-law's first deployment to Iraq.

I looked at several Soldiers aide organizations and really liked all that I saw on the Soldiers' Angels website.

Two years ago my adopted soldier was a 24 year old female. After having several adopted "sons" who communicated minimally, imagine my delight when I immediately received an email from "S", starting out "Hi, Mom! I'm so excited to be adopted by you"!

We corresponded regularly, through email and Facebook. She was a darling Iraqi national serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. Since she could not go home for her leave, due to security issues, she came to the US and spent a week with my family. We had a wonderful time getting to know her and showing her around our city. I learned so much about life in Iraq and what it's like to live in a war-torn country. She became a US citizen on July 4, 2010.

I still hear from her now and then, as we are still on Facebook, but meeting her enriched the lives of my family and me.

My son-in-law was also adopted by a family, who kept in contact with my daughter and showered her and the children with gifts and cards the whole 15 months he was away. This meant so much to them as they were 2500 miles from home and family.

I am grateful to Soldiers Angels and their wonderful ministry.

The Great!

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

Getting to know one soldier personally, and receiving nice thank-you cards from others.

Ways to make it better...

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

none

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I love knowing that I make a soldier's life a little brighter.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have adopted 6 or 7 full-time and several part-time soldiers during their deployment, and I make and send blankets to the injured soldiers and at Christmas.