My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Any Soldier Inc., Waldorf, MD, USA
I have been sending packages and letters to men and women serving in our Armed Forces for about 5 years through Anysoldier.com. Marty Horn and his family started this site in order to provide an avenue for the general public to send care packages and letters of support to the people serving in harms way. The troops can submit things that they can not get where they are located, or things that would make their lives a bit easier. Letters are the most requested items. We can then go though the lists of contacts and pick one that we can support, either because we can provide the items they need, or because their note touches us in some way. It gives us a chance to feel as though we are doing something to help them.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have received mail back from some of the people I sent packages to. They are all so happy to know that average citizens care about them and take time to let them know they are not forgotten about.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The only changes I would make would be to make more citizens aware of the dramatic lift of moral a single letter can be to a soldier serving away from home. That isn't anything the Horn's can do differently, we just need to get the word out!
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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It has brought new friends and activities into my life. I have joined card swaps and a quilting bee, all with people from all over the country.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Wonderful! It allows me to feel like what I do makes a difference in someone's life.
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