Patti Patton-Bader, Soldiers' Angels, and How 9/11 Influenced it All

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The 9/11 tragedy affected every American in a different way. For Soldiers' Angels founder, Patti-Patton Bader, whose son was deployed to Afghanistan shortly after the war began, September 11th inspired her to provide support for the people fighting overseas. Read the full story here.


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Warm Feet for Warriors is Almost Here!

February 06, 2019

Believe it or not, one of the items that is most requested from service members and veterans is socks! Just think how nice a brand new pair of socks feel when you slip your feet in... Soldiers' Angels wants to help keep the toes of our troops and veterans feeling toasty, and you can help! Start a sock collection drive & send us NEW socks in all colors and sizes in their original packaging. We will distribute the socks to veterans in VA Hospitals and include in our care packages to deployed. The collection dates will run from February 15 - May 31st.

Send your socks to:
Soldiers' Angels
2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310
San Antonio, Texas 78217

Learn more about Soldiers' Angels Warm Feet for Warriors here.


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The Murph for Vets and... The Rock?

One man has made it his personal quest to get The Rock to join him in the well-known intense CrossFit workout, The Murph-- and he's doing it all just to give back to service members and veterans while raising awareness about the work Soldiers' Angels is doing to support them. Learn more about this man's fitness challenge and how you can help us get The Rock to join him!


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Receiving Support Over the Holidays

Thanks to the generosity of so many people, Soldiers’ Angels was able to serve 1,007 families over the holidays through the Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family program. Out of that, 675 families were new and had never received Adopt-A-Family support from Soldiers' Angels in the past. In our recent blog, we interview one family supported through the Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family program and how their adopter made their holiday special... even though their deployed service member couldn't be there to celebrate with them.


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Florida Panthers Military Appreciation

Huge Thank You to The Florida Panthers for their incredible support! From January 15th through their Military Appreciation Game Night on Friday, January 18th, The Florida Panthers hosted and participated in several activities to give back to the military and veteran community. On Tuesday, Panthers employees participated in a packing event with Soldiers' Angels making 20 Blankets, packing 200 Hygiene Kits and packing 200 Box Lunches. Wednesday and Thursday the Florida Panthers President and CEO, Matthew Caldwell, along with their mascot, Stanley, and Roar Core cheerleaders spent the day visiting the West Palm Beach VA and Miami VA. The group visited with veteran patients and handed out the blankets, hygiene kits, and box lunches from Tuesday. On game night, Friday, Florida Panthers fans had the opportunity to say "Thank You for Your Service" by filling out Thank You cards during the game. It was an incredible week with the Panthers and we are so grateful for their support of Soldiers' Angels and our troops and veterans. Take a look at all of the photos from the Florida Panthers week with Soldiers' Angels.


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7 Common Questions on Veterans Benefits Answered by an Expert

Serving in the military comes with an array of benefits for you, your spouse, and your family, some of which you may not even be aware. Once you have left military service, the Veterans benefits available are meant to provide financial assistance for a variety of reasons. From affordable home loans and healthcare to disability and pension payments for your lifetime, having an understanding of the benefits you may be entitled to is an important part of your discharge. However, knowing what you may have access to and the process of getting the benefits you deserve can be daunting tasks. This guest blog is a guide to help navigate what Veterans benefits you are eligible for and how to go about receiving it.


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Valentines for Veterans

Every year we receive thousands of Valentine’s Day cards addressed to service members and veterans. Sadly, since the cost to distribute these cards is so high, we are not able to provide enough funding to get these cards to our military and veteran heroes so they can feel the love. But this year you can help us spread the love! All you need to do is include $1 per Valentine you send! This will help us cover the cost of packing & mailing boxes of Valentine’s Day cards to deployed troops overseas & to VA Hospitals! Mail your cards & $1 per card to: Soldiers’ Angels 2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310, San Antonio, Texas 78217. Learn more about Soldiers' Angels Valentines for Veterans. 


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Our Favorite Moments from 2018

2018 was such a wonderful year! Because of all that we do, we know there were stories and experiences we just didn’t share with you this year. So, we asked our team to share their favorite moment of 2018. Here’s what they had to say.


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Giving a Little Bit Extra (Volume 3)

We are often blown away by the generosity and engagement of our corporate partners. It’s thanks to them that we are able to do so much for service members and veterans. One example of that is Home Depot. They have pledged stockings for our Holiday Community Partner Program for three years in a row. Each year, they increase the number of stockings donated. Read Volume 3 of our annual series here.


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Stockings Stuffed with Holiday Cheer

Every year, our Chaplain Support Team sends stockings overseas to hand out to the units they support. This year, we got the opportunity to interview one of the Chaplains we serve, who was kind enough to take pictures of the service members receiving their stockings. Read the full story and check out the photos here.


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Give Our Troops the Gift of Coffee

Can you believe the holidays are upon us yet again? As many of us are putting up our holiday decorations or preparing to celebrate with friends and family, there are thousands of deployed service members that will not have that luxury. Let's come together and give a gift to our deployed troops to show them our gratitude for their service and sacrifice! Something they really want and may not have access to— coffee!

Donate here: http://bit.ly/2RVzszA

Thanks to Books-A-Million's most recent Coffee for the Troops campaign, we have tons of delicious Joe Muggs coffee ready and waiting to be sent to our troops. We just need your help to cover the cost of shipping.


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Not Receiving Text Messages?

If you are a veteran that has attended one of our Mobile Food Distributions events across the country, then you have received a text message from Soldiers' Angels. Text messages serve as one of our main methods of communication to alert veterans when registration for a food distribution is open and also to alert those veterans on the wait list that there is space for them to come to the event and receive food. We have received several calls from veterans who were once receiving text notifications and then suddenly stopped receiving them. If this is happening for you, please review our recent blog to help troubleshoot your issues.


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Matching Donation Opportunity!

The 2019 Valero Texas Open is right around the corner-- which means there is a great matching donation opportunity happening now-- Birdies for Charity! This amazing program was created in 1997 as a way to give participating charities and schools the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open. 100% of the funds raised go back to participating organizations PLUS Valero matches 7%. Don't miss this opportunity to make your gift of supporting service members, military families, wounded heroes, and veterans of all eras go even further. Donate now or learn more about this fantastic opportunity here.