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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Travelers Aid, Veterans

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

Community Stories

678 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Soldiers' Angels offers me an opportunity to give back to those who give so much. I enjoy bringing a smile to the face of someone who is deployed far from home and am consistently amazed at how appreciative the Soldiers are to receive something as small as a card or letter. I am on the Card Plus Team, Deployed Adoption Team and Chaplain Support Team and enjoy the opportunities each of these teams provide to support our troops and veterans.

4 Becky80

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was recently asked what I like best about being part of the Soldier's Angel's organization. I am part of the Chaplains' Team and the Women of Valor Team. What I like best is the fact that I get to send care packages and letters as a form of love and respect to total strangers that I will never meet. Our military men and women are out there taking care that me and my family are kept safe without expecting anything in return. We have a wonderful leader, Kaleena, who keeps us informed about the needs of all our troops, but also continually encourages us in our desire to help support our troops. This organization is a wonderful way to give back to the folks who give so much.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began being a Soldiers' Angel about 2 months ago and am having a wonderful time. My questions as a newbie are being answered and I feel very confident in my participation in helping our military men and women through the Chaplains' Team. As a member of a many-generation military family, I know the hardships that the men and women go through being away from their families as well as being a family member who has experienced the loss of the presence of family members. Being part of this group helps me to show my appreciation in a small, but tangible, way each month for what our men and women do every day. I am so happy to be part of such a wonderful group of compassionate people.

1 Julie202

Volunteer

Rating: 4

It is very warding to make anyone smile during your day no matter what type of day they're having by making a soldier smile when they're in a war zone is priceless. Being a member for many years I have received many responses thanking me for taking the time out of my normal life to make there's a little more normal This organization helps connect and provide information for the soldiers and for us as the supporters which is invaluable

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Soldier's Angel for years now and have had the fortune of supporting our soldiers who have been all over the world. I feel that this in addition to supporting Wreaths Across America Houston, this organization allows anyone to make as big or small of a difference as they can. I appreciate this organization in that they do all the leg work in finding soldiers who want to participate and provide us with guides in our journey to make the difference we want to make.

1 Melissa300

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Soldier's Angels is a non profit that leaves no soldier or their family unnoticed. They cover all bases veteran's, families, children, deployed, and injured.

1 Charlemagne P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started in 2015 on the LWT (Letter Writing Team) and have since joined the Cards Plus Team. I love the work we do and it is incredibly rewarding. Not only do I get to give back to those who serve us but in return I have found my passion for writing, made some great friends and feel really included and involved. I love making an active difference in the lives of US troops and feel like I belong somewhere. I wanted to give back and say thanks and never expected so much love to come back to me. I love the other angels, the teams are fun and so friendly and we rally together to support not only our troops but each other as well. Joining SA was the best thing I ever did and I'd love to get more involved in other teams in the future. You really see the results unlike other charities and it doesn't feel like work but like you're part of a big family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined Soldiers' Angels in 2015 as part of the Letter Writing Team. I'm a British girl living in Germany since 2011. I'm away from my home, family and friends so I can relate to times of feeling lonely and I've done long distance relationships too. I have friends and family in both the UK and US military. As a supporter of the UK military charity "Help for Heroes" and the US "Wounded Warriors" this was something I could get directly involved with and actively from abroad rather than just donating money or fundraising and is very close to my heart. The UK doesn't have anything like this yet but I love writing to American troops and love what we do. It's personal, can make a huge difference whilst soldiers are deployed (not just once they are home or become Vets) and it is the most rewarding selfless thing I have ever done. It brings me so much joy to write to these amazing heroes telling them about me, my family and hobbies and thanking them for their service not before closing with some positive words of encouragement and something funny to make them laugh or smile. I feel like we are sending them love and hugs in a letter to comfort them and show that we care, that they matter and that someone is always thinking about them. We don't always hear back. When I do hear back though it is like Christmas (maybe even better!) and is the best feeling in the world! My team is so friendly and loving and you just feel the love, respect and patriotism we all have for our servicemen / women and countries and it just fills my heart with pride and a lot of love. I feel I found my 'home' here and I've definitely made new friends too! Am so proud to be a part of this organisation and in the future want to get more involved by joining some of the other teams of Soldiers' Angels. Semper Fi.

1 mygracin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm an Angel on the LetterWriting Team of Soldiers Angels and get so much reward from being able to contact, support and encourage the military men and women fighting to keep this country safe from harm! I feel I truly get more out of writing the letters I send than the person who receives it. It's not for selfish reasons I write these letters!! It is just a great side effect!!! I'm thankful to Soldiers Angels for such an opportunity!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a member of Soldiers Angels now for a little more than 4 years and it's given me the opportunity to help reach out to our service men and women and thank them for their service to our great country. It's also given me the chance to touch the hearts of their family members at times by way of sending a card for one reason or another. I've also sent crochet lap blankets to several veterans hospitals with the help of Soldiers Angels. Sent my handmade Christmas cards to over 300 injured soldiers that otherwise I would not have had access to had it not been for Soldiers Angels contacts. The amazing work done by and through Soldiers Angels can't be measured by counting votes or headcounts . . . but by the hearts they touch through each Angel connected to this organization. I'm proud to call myself one of those Angels!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Soldiers' Angels since 2009. My son had just left for basic t raining in the Army and I heard an interview on the radio of this organization and what they do. I immediately looked them up on line and adopted my first soldier. I became a community coordinator. volunteered at Ice cream socials at the VA Hospital, marching in parades, and booths at community events to share the organization. I still keep in contact with some of the soldier's I've gotten to know through Soldiers' Angels. It has been very enlightening and fulfilling supporting our troops.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated as a volunteer for two Soldier'so Angel's teams and have found the nonprofit to be well organized and efficient. Coordinators are responsive and helpful, and my efforts seemed to make a significant difference to the soldiers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering for Soldiers' Angels. The soldiers always find time to write such a gracious Thank You note and this alone is enough for me to keep writing/sending. This organization provides you with the necessary tools to brighten that soldier's day/week!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot express how grateful I am that this organization exits. I have been writing to soldiers since the Vietnam era and most of the letters went to male soldiers. This organization caught my attention with the teams dedicated to the female soldiers. I belong to Ladies of Liberty, Letter Writing Team and Birthday wishes. Writing to these women make me very humble and proud of what they are sacrificing daily. Also many of the women I have corresponded with have stayed in touch until they are stateside.

Kimberly137

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love love love what this organization does! I also love that you can jump in and serve at various levels. Right now I don't have a ton of money so I do letter writing team but I have done care packages in the past. These men and women serve our country and are so not cared for like they should be. Soldiers' Angels also has a great website which makes it all so simple to see your people you're serving and working with as well as your own team. Highly recommend jumping in!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently donated and started writing letters and sending care packages through this organization and I have to say that they are a wonderful group of women and that they are super organized and I LOVE working with them!

1 Ronni2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of soldiers angels for several months. This organization provides civilians with the opportunity to directly connect with deployed soldiers, wounded soldiers, military families, caregivers to the wounded. We are able to support our service men and women in so many ways - the least they deserve. I was surprised by the rapid and enthusiastic response I received from the volunteers who are group leaders. They help guide you through every step. I handle the cost for shipping and mailing, etc. - reporting to the organization. I wanted to reach out and support the members of our military and their families and am so happy I found Soldiers Angels.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very proud to b a Soldier Angel. I will do anything to help the soldiers that are fighting for our c country. They deserve a HUGH Thank you for their service.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have less than a full year with Soldier Angels but have thoroughly enjoyed every day of my time with this organization. The opportunity to send letters, packages, cards and well wishes to our soldiers who are fighting to keep our country free is quite fulfilling. We can't all do our part IN the military but we can all do our part FOR the military!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I signed up in November of last year because I was looking for a place to send cards to our Veterans and Soldier's for Christmas. I think this is a wonderful program and I really enjoy sending cards and Care packages to those who have and are currently serving. I feel as though it's a small thank you on my part for what they do and have done for us and our Country. I'm happy that I can do a little something to bring a smile to someone's face even if it's just a birthday card and being a Soldier's Angeles Volunteer allows me to do that!

Mistyblue

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is exceptional in all ways. The response I have received from military soldiers is awesome. I have been a member for 9 years and love writing letters and sending birthday cards. I used to be able to send blankets and boxes but because of financial problems had to quit that part. But still love sending letter and cards and jokes. If I can make one soldier smile and laugh, I will have accomplished something.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Soldiers Angels for seven years and have been in awe of all that they do for our deployed soldiers. Well, the veterans, too. The deployed families, too. I keep thinking of all that they do, and have to keep adding on. I have sent thousands of letters and birthday cards and an occasional package. If I can make one soldier happy, I have done something right.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such a great organization! I have been a member since 2009 and I have been treated with the utmost respect and friendliness! My group leaders are the best! It is such a blessing to send packages and cards and letters to those serving. Nothing compares to a letter back and knowing that you can give someone a bright moment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined SA when I was 20 years old... almost 15 years ago. I have really enjoyed all the nice people I have spoken with and corresponded with. I am teaching my daughter, who is now 9, that there is so much joy in giving to a stranger and so much character it builds to have respect for our military family. This is a proud legacy I am instilling in my daughter and I hope she continues it. This is such a great organization. I really like knowing that a simple letter could possible brighten up the day for someone overseas that may need the little boost it provides. Thank you SA for all your hard work and dedication to our troops!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an Angel since 2008. It just warms my heart to send something, letters, packages and cards to the soldiers. They have put their lives on the line and it is the least I can do. What a wonderful organization to participate in. Thank you…...

Joan80

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a phenomenal organization that as a team functions with lots of love and organization to give directly to our soldiers , their families and their supports on the field. I am so proud to have this team to honor those who give so much for all of us.