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Pat_23

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Review for Any Soldier Inc., Waldorf, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting deployed soldiers through AnySoldier.com since Dec. 2006. By support, I mean, letters and care packages. I decide what to send by what the soldier posts approximately every fifty days. I have sent MANY letters and when I can afford to send a package, I have sent, snacks, socks, magazines, national newspapers, pens, notepaper, and items too numerous to mention....I simply try to send what the soldier has asked for.
I never expect an answer to my letters and support (the soldiers are too busy staying alive in an often hostile environment!). If I do hear from them, I am on cloud nine!!! :-) I drop all other mail to read their letter or email!!!
I have been fortunate to have met five members of the military that I have supported....a real honor!!! One Army soldier was like my own child...he called me mom and I became very close to him. My husband has been supportive of me and my soldier "adoptions"and has even driven me to meet some of them.
I would recommend this nonprofit to anyone...it is NOT a dating service, it is NOT a pen pal service (though often soldiers WILL write back and you can choose soldiers that request pen pals if you want). This is not a political site. This is about support for our individual military members, no matter what your views of the war....I try to figure out ways to put a smile on their faces, because I know that they are often in some tense situations.

I would definitely rate AnySoldier, Inc. with FIVE STARS.....it is simply one of the best things I have ever done in my life.

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

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

This experience introduced me to new, dear, friends. It has made me more aware of the hardships of the military.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It has touched me deeply due to the people that I have met.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & Have sent letters and care packages to deployed soldiers since 2006.