Despite creating social opportunities for veterans at VA Hospitals and other locations across the country, it often takes more than just event planning to encourage veterans to interact. For Soldiers' Angels volunteer Allison, her recipe to engage veterans was perfected through her development of the dinner program at the Denver VA. Learn more about how she crafted her recipe and how her event turned from just a monthly dinner into "Vets Feeding Vets."
April 20, 2018
We’re continuing our blog series for National Volunteer Week with two more volunteer interviews. In case you missed our first blog of this series, Volunteering Their Hearts Out [Part 1], this week is National Volunteer Week. Soldiers' Angels is honored to have over 12,000 registered volunteers from all over the world. We are so incredibly grateful for the time, energy, heart, and passion they put into giving back to our military and veterans. We would love to tell you about all 12,000--- but since that may be tough, we are featuring just a few of the volunteers who logged the most volunteer hours in 2017. Click here to read Part 2 of our Volunteer Week blog, Volunteering Their Hearts Out [Part 2].
April 19, 2018
This week is National Volunteer Week - a week for recognizing the efforts of those who give their time and talents for the greater good. Volunteers are the salt of the earth. They understand what it means to give back to the community, they are passionate about the causes they serve, and so giving of their time. We are honored to have over 12,000 registered volunteers across the country who are passionate about supporting our Nation’s troops, veterans, and military families. We wanted to personally honor and recognize each and every one of our volunteers in a blog, but, well... that would be a really long blog! Instead, we are highlighting just a few of the volunteers who logged the most volunteer hours on their particular team in 2017. Learn more about these amazing volunteers and why they love doing what they do.
April 10, 2018
Providing care to a wonded hero is a full-time job. The scars of war can be overwhelming if not debilitating and often, invisible. The struggles that come with providing this constant care can take a serious toll on both caregivers and their families. The Soldiers' Angels Women of Valor Team supports female caregivers of Post 9/11 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. Autumn is just one of the many resilient female caregivers who is being supported by the Soldiers' Angels Women of Valor Team— this is her story.
April 10, 2018
Did you know that April is National Card and Letter Writing Month? The month was founded by the United States Postal Service to improve writing skills and literacy and preserve the tradition of writing. Here at Soldiers' Angels, we have two teams of Angels that get regular practice enhancing their writing skills-- the Cards Plus Team and the Letter Writing Team. Both teams support deployed service members through handwritten or typed cards and letters. Learn more about the great things these teams are doing and how you can get involved.
March is Women's History Month and, if you follow our social media accounts, we've been regularly highlighting women in our history who have paved the way for women today. But not all sheroes are in the past. Among the many brave women currently in our Armed Forces, there is one in particular we would like to shine a light on: Kaylan Harrington. We’ve talked about Kaylan before - and even helped her with one of her many projects but we haven’t shared the results of ALL of her efforts. Read on to learn more about this inspiring, modern day shero.
This month is Military Caregivers Appreciation Month at Soldiers’ Angels and we’re highlighting a few of the amazing caregivers who are supported by our Angels on the Women of Valor Team. Caregiving can take a serious toll on both caregivers and their families. On a daily basis, these women face isolation, physical/verbal abuse, exhaustion, and other challenges that come with caring for a military hero who has both invisible and visible scars. Meet Valerie and learn more about her journey of providing care for her wounded hero.
Have you ever noticed that petting a dog or cat has a calming effect on you? This is why there are therapy dogs! While we don't do anything with therapy dogs at Soldiers' Angels, we get a lot of questions from people interested in training their dog to be a therapy dog and we just happen to have a former employee who went through the process. Mary, a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, and her dog Daisy became quite a hit with veteran patients at the VA!
The United States has millions of brave veterans who have served the country and sacrificed a lot for our freedoms. Some of those veterans are human and some are Canine! That’s right, we have K9 Veterans as well and March 13th of every year is a day to honor them. Read more about some of our countries most recognized K9 Veterans.
March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor women who have come before us to serve this great country. There are so many women in our military who have paved the way for women now. We asked our Facebook friends to tell us a little bit about their favorite military sheroes. Here’s what they had to say.
Sometimes we are blown away by citizens who want to honor our military. Race car driver Jordan Eddleman is one of them. Jordan reached out to us to get permission to use the Soldiers’ Angels logo on his race car*. Not because he is a veteran - or because someone in his family is. Simply because he wants to honor our military in some way. Learn more about Jordan in our most recent blog.
The Soldiers' Angels Women of Valor Team provides direct support and encouragement to caregivers of wounded, ill, or injured service members. Recently, the team made some important changes to ensure that our Angels are able to reach as many caregivers as possible. But we need more help to fulfill the important task of supporting the amazing women behind American's wounded heroes! Learn more about the Wome of Valor Team, their recent changes and how you can help.