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SoldierCare Project at Saint Michaels

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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: We do a humantarian non-political outreach to wounded soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - giving them a break from rehab by hosting them in California for VIP weekends with Dodger games, meals with actors, studio tours and then providing mentoring and support for a lifetime.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SoldierCare is an inspiring non profit that helps our nations heroic soldiers. They give the soldiers a chance to interact with local communities. The soldiers share stories and give light into their world. SoldierCare is an amazing organization helping our veterans and those in need.

Meredith R.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It is so rare to find a charity that does exactly what it sets out to do. I am honored to volunteer for SoldierCare year after year. We help wounded soldiers regain a piece of happiness and learn about the pitfalls of the human condition in the process. St. Michael's truly spreads the teachings of Jesus in a productive way, and empathizes inter-disciplinary beliefs all for the greater good for the soldiers.

Mary Ann J.

Donor

Rating: 5

The opportunities provided by this Project are a wonderful respite for these wounded warriors. They are an amazing group and deserve anything we can do for them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so honored to get a chance to meet the soldiers that braved their way through the harshest conditions of war in IRAQ, and other war torn areas. Having met a few of these soldiers, I learned a great deal of their courage and resilience. Their stories need to be heard. This cause cause is the closest thing you'll get to understanding the hardships of war.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Soldier Care is a remarkable program, that helps wounded soldiers returning from war. The humanity and care that is given to these soldiers, and just, if not more important, is the impact these soldiers have on all of those who come in contact with them. One of the most beautiful parts of the program is the complete lack of ego. Everyone involved is there only for the men and women who have served. I am still moved by these men and women. Soldier Care's importance is immeasurable.

Rowan W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with SoldierCare for a number of years volunteering at the Big Sunday events at St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Studio City, CA supporting wounded soldiers and sending items to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A very memorable time was picking up severely wounded soldiers from the airport and driving them to their hotel for a long weekend of touring LA and visiting fun events like a Dodgers game, cruise at Long Beach, visiting a studio set, etc. We had wonderful conversations on the drive. This is a very important outreach project and we get very touching feedback from the soldiers.

David97

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am merely a volunteer for this event. I am one of many who work in the kitchen. We prepare a nice meal for the wounded Vets who attend. The afternoon is wonderful event in which the Vets are treated to a nice meal, entertainment, and general socializing. I am so moved when I see how appreciative the Vets are. The Vets have given SO MUCH for me and for our country this seems like such a little bit that I can give back to them. They are also so very appreciative that the event is truly deeply moving. This truly is an outstanding event!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked Big Sunday for Soldier Care for the last three years. This is a non political charity that helps welcome returning soldiers. It is always inspiring to meet the soldiers and their families and to let them know we appreciate them and their sacrifices. Funds are raised for their needs as well.

aminla3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of St. Michael's, I have volunteered for several years at the annual Big Sunday Soldier Care event. The purpose of the event is to acknowledge and thank vets as well as to raise funds for weekend getaways for injured vets and their families. It's very easy to forget about those who've served our country and the sacrifices that they've made. The Soldier Care Project shows gratitude towards the women and men who've fought for our country and reminds them that their service is remembered and appreciated.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Soldier Care is an outreach that tells wounded veterans that we care, that their sacrifices are not forgotten and that they and their families matter, even to people they have never met. it's also an opportunity for church members and community volunteers to engage in meaningful interaction with the soldiers and their families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an occassional volunteer with SoldierCare Project at St. Michaels. I have attended several of the weekends and other programs SC has arranged for wounded military personnel. I have seen over the course of this experience how important a healing tool this group is providing a safe, peer-rich environment for healing. I have seen several of the guys in the program improve greatly in their psychological, social and medical needs and can see how important SoldierCare at Saint Michaels has been to this progress. Just wish the program could include more soldiers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was wounded in Iraq in 2004, and SoldierCare and David Rosenberg stepped up to the plate IMMEDIATELY to help. David met my son in 2005, and has been a constant source of support in every way possible since that time. I cannot say enough about the group of individuals who have come forward to serve our heroes with their fundraising, their time, their efforts to do ANYTHING they can to give back to those who protect our freedom.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

SoldierCare has been a saving grace for our family time and time again. When my brother returned from Iraq and spent so many months in hospital care, we bagan to face the realities of what it would take to return to civilian life. SoldierCare stepped in and helped us with our financial issues, which are numerous. Their fundraising efforts are unbelievable. They created opportunities to honor our vets AND their families, to give us a smile and forget our problems, even if just for a day. They have given emotional support 24 hours a day, and continue to do so. I can't say thank you enough to SoldierCare for the support they have given and continue to give to my brother, and to us as his family, and cannot tell everyone enough that this is an amazing organization to support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think that the work that David does with the soldiers is amazing and it's shamefull that more isn't done by our socioty as a whole. These men and women are true givers of life and limb. To protect their country and loved ones. It goes beyond all that we would call rational and trandscends into a holy sacrifice what these people have done for us. David brings them and we all have auctions for their benefit trying to raise a little money and a little conciousness on their behalf. Even one time one of the men had come from Pendleton and brought his dog with him and at the Church the dog was getting a little restless. So we actually left and went to the dog park close by. I could see the dog and his master physically relax after that and it was a beautiful time to talk and let him know that the people really do love them and appreciate them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working directly with the soldiers at Soldier Care has been an amazing experience. I see their eyes light up as they tell me all they are going to do while they are in Hollywood, who they had the chance to meet and how grateful they are that they were given this opportunity. These soldiers deserve to be treated like royalty and for a few days they are. I know first hand that these guys love this group, they love that people in Hollywood take time to show our appreciation for the service they have done. It is a uplifting time for them and for us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 0

SoldierCare is an amazing team of people who manage to give meaningful support to wounded vets and their families. No drum beating, just a wonderful partnership with those they serve. What impressed me the most was the individualized attention and not a broad brushed all vets need X. And they do it creating life long relationships and bonds to see these people through.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The SoldierCare Project is an amazing outreach to wounded soldiers - without any politics. I was fortunate enough to be part of the outreach effort twice a year. The people who run the effort really listen and care about the wounded guys in a real way - not just "hey you're a hero" but really standing by them through good times and bad.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a member of St. Michaels church in Studio City, CA. We have hosted an annual party to honor the vets with gifts and a lunch and a whole weekend of fun. I have been their chauffeur, their cook, their host for cocktails at a Dodgers Game, i have donated gifts and money. they are great and give us all such inspiration.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I attended their events and they are a big family full of happiness and joy. They make you feel welcome and show lots of support. Cant wait for this year!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Dillon Cannon was so blessed by the Soldier Care Progect. He was shot in the neck/spine and is a quadroplegic. They had provided him with emotional support as well as ocupational support. I know he considers them as family and I and I know Dillons family consideres Soldier Care as Dillion's Angels.