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Chaplain Support Team

Without your support, I could not have made a wonderful ministry for our hospital. - Chaplain B.G.


Who We Are and What We Do

The Chaplains Support Team (CST) provides direct support to the military chaplains as they bring comfort and assistance to the soldiers they serve. The chaplains perform most of their duties in a non-denominational capacity, and it is these non-denominational activities that the CST supports.

We supply Chaplains with requested items related to their mission, and requested numbers of hand-out letters and gifts that can be easily distributed to those needing assistance whom Soldiers' Angels may not otherwise be able to locate and support.  Items shipped can include everything from non-denominational chapel supplies to delicious food items for special group meals, cards for the deployed to send to family members for holidays and birthdays, and things like games, sports equipment, or books for recreation.

Because chaplains travel throughout the war zone, working with them helps Soldiers' Angels reach personnel who may be in remote locations, feeling isolated and lonely, and in need of a morale boost.  We also strongly encourage these service members to submit their names for adoption through the chaplain.

How to Help

To join Soldiers' Angels and participate in the Chaplain Support team click here to get started!  If you're already an Angel, go to ApprovedAngels.com to join the team.  For more information regarding the Chaplains Support Team, email cst@soldiersangels.org.

The CST takes great pride in supporting many deployed military service members in need who enjoy knowing that we appreciate their service and incredible sacrifice in protecting our freedoms and the freedoms of others.  For more about the team, see our blog.

Impact

My job is travel throughout the week by land convoy and air to these remote sites providing Chapel Services and counseling to the Soldiers of that particular site...I have already put measures in place to deliver the K-Cups to one of our remote sites. Many of our Soldiers live on very small remote sites away from "home base." ...They rely on outside visitors to bring them some of the "lickeys and cheweys" from home. For a lot of these guys, a fresh cup of coffee is the one and only thing that keeps...morale high. Thank you for such. - Chaplain CPT Rice in Afghanistan

...words cannot convey our appreciation.  We believe that you and your volunteers are heroes for your efforts in reaching out to our soldiers a world away from home.  Your contribution will not only lift the spirit but help the well-being of these men and women who sacrifice so much every day.  For this we cannot thank you enough. - Chaplains CPT Vineyard & SGT Birdsong

The items that you send are sent out to Soldiers who are not assigned to an operating base with access to an Army Air Force Exchange Service [PX]...They have also helped out a great deal during times when the supply lines here in Afghanistan become strained.  The local stores sell out of the basic necessities that Soldiers need.  We in the Chaplains office are able to provide these items for the Soldiers, thanks to your contributions. - Chaplain Osborn, 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion

The care packages you have given us in theater are very much appreciated.  Many times soldiers have come into our office and come out with what they needed to make the deployment easier.  Whether it was snacks, hygiene items, letters or other memories from home; your support has helped us…The Chaplain appreciated the opportunity your packages gave to minister to the soldiers.  Your diligent efforts are greatly appreciated – SPC C, Chaplain Assistant in Kuwait

Thanks so much for the boxes of cards! Hope you know how much you are ministering to our Soldiers. They come to the office constantly to get cards. You’ve made that possible! These cards help our Soldiers stay in touch with their loved ones back home. I can’t Thank You enough!  Blessings, Dara

On behalf of the Chapel team and all the soldiers of Doha Qatar, we want to thank you for sending the care packages.  A touch of home always  brings a smile a soldier's face.  Once again thank you so very much.  Pleas continue to up lift soldiers with your kindness. - SGT Jones, Chaplain Assistant

       The Marines were happy to get something else to do besides their usual recreational activities. The kicker was the astro turf. There are no patches of grass that large anywhere on this base, so it was nice to see some green. We haven’t scheduled any tournaments yet, but the Marines are looking forward to winning those trophies. They are very excited. Once again, thank you for your support.
Thank you so much for your generous support and care packages. We received the school supplies, flip flops, and boxers. My Soldiers are so appreciative. We could not do what we do over here without knowing we have the support of our home team. Such love, encouragement, and prayers help our Soldiers make it one more lap around a 15-month track. We redeploy in January 2009. I sent a note of thanks to many of your individual supporters but just wanted to send a quicker e-mail to let you know our great gratitude. My Soldiers stop by every day to find a hygiene item or snack or religious resource or greeting card or pair of socks, etc. for their use. Know that we are very appreciative.

Thank you!

--Chaplain Shannon

 



His soldiers call them "God Pops":  This week we received about eight thousand God Pops, doubling our number to about 16,000! No lie.  I wish you can see the way the Soldiers' faces light up when the suckers start flying... Suddenly it is no longer just another long night; their chaplain and your God Pops made the difference. "It's gonna be a long night, guys - grab some extra to keep yourselves awake."  They line the lollipop stick in the loops of the IOTV (bullet proof vests), looking a lot like a Christmas tree. I pray for their safety and they roll out the wire, alert, smiling, and ready to face whatever may c
ome. - Chaplain Nevard


I received a small plastic bag-type care package from our chaplain the other day and I am here to tell that it was a welcome sight. This little package had 6 cards in it.  Two of them were birthday cards which I did need and I used them right away. It also had two blank thinking-of-you cards inside and I sent one of those to my wife. It also had a small hand made heart inside that fits on a chain. I wear that heart today and I feel the prayers that went with that gift. - MSG J. O.

I wanted to express our deepest appreciation for the wonderful boxes of supplies; snacks, toiletries, etc... that were used very quickly in the Hospital. Thank you for your continual support and prayers for us!

Grace to All,

CH (MAJ) Daniel Middlebrooks
TF 10 CSH
Senior Hospital Chaplain
Baghdad, Iraq


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