Soldiers' Angels Operational Update

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly unfold across the United States and around the world, Soldiers' Angels has determined that it is imperative that we shut down our headquarters office in San Antonio and enact a work from home policy for all employees as of today, March 17th, 2020.
 
We feel it is crucially important to the health and safety of our staff, their families, and the community at large that we follow the President's most recent guidelines. Mission essential staff will still be rotating through the office in small numbers to ensure we are able to continue the flow of mail, care packages, shipments, etc.
 
Please note the following:
  • We will continue to maintain normal our office hours remotely: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT.
  • The phone number to our headquarters office will still be operational. However, to help manage the volume of calls to that number, please call the number of a direct contact within the organization, if you have that number. You can also send any email inquiries to info@soldiersangels.org.
  • Our headquarters in San Antonio will be closed indefinitely for all volunteer opportunities, including the fulfillment of community service hours, with the exception of those volunteers who will be assisting at the San Antonio Veteran Mobile Food Distribution. 
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we all do our part to #StopTheSpread.

Other Highlights

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Visit a Veteran Virtually

July 10, 2020

Due to the current health crisis, neither family members nor volunteers are able to visit with hospitalized veterans in VA facilities. To help engage the veteran patients and ensure they do not feel isolated and alone, Soldiers' Angels has donated tablets and other devices to the Atlanta VA so that veterans can visit with family members and volunteers virtually. 

But now we need your help to fill those volunteer positions and visit with hospitalized veterans via video chat. Can you spare 30 minutes of your day to visit a veteran? 

Click here to sign up for a virtual visit with a hospitalized veteran.


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It Takes a Community to Provide COVID Support

June 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to look differently at how we support service members, veterans, and military families. As the needs of each of these communities has shifted, we have done our best to pivot to be able to support them. We definitely couldn’t do it alone, which is why we would like to honor several businesses and organizations who helped provide much needed resources so that we could continue to serve our military. 

 

READ MORE...


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Meals on Wheels, Soldiers’ Angels partner to feed homebound veterans

Meals on Wheels is extending its services to more seniors and veterans in San Antonio.

Kristin Rivera, communication engagement director of Meals on Wheels San Antonio, said since the pandemic began, there is more need for meals and deliveries.

Meals on Wheels and Soldiers Angels are now teaming up to meet the need.

Read more...


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Volunteer Spotlight: Sandy Carter

Here at Soldiers’ Angels, we are a team composed of many different personalities from different backgrounds, all with a common goal - to support our nation’s military, veterans, and their families. Sandy Carter is one of our remarkable volunteers who recently won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the VA’s National Advisory Council. Get to know her and what she does at Soldiers’ Angels. Read more


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Full Spectrum Partnership

Soldiers’ Angels has partnered with Full Spectrum Debt Solutions to help U.S. business owners and fellow Americans facing economic hardship that may have likely worsened due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For those experiencing economic hardship, Full Spectrum Debt Solutions provides their clients the opportunity to pay back approximately 50-60% of their debt (including all program fees) with affordable monthly payments.

As a 10+-year-old debt settlement firm with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating that specializes in business and personal debt settlement programs, Full Spectrum Debt Solutions is committed to serving the military community by providing reduced program fees to veterans and active duty military.  They are also donating $100 to Soldiers’ Angels every time a business or personal debt settlement program is provided for a client. Full Spectrum Debt Solutions is also currently hiring from within the military community, including veterans and military spouses. (Send resume to: HR@FullSpectrumDebt.com)

Visit FullSpectrumDebt.com, call 877-297-2440, or email info@FullSpectrumDebt.com for complete details.  


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And the Winner is...

If you've been following our story over the past several weeks, you probably know that we had a very generous donor who provided a whole pallet of toilet paper for us to share with our supporters. With so many people facing the challenge of finding toilet paper and the many inspiring stories circulating the internet about how people are sharing their toilet paper from quarantine (or doing silly things like building toilet paper obstacle courses for their pets), we thought it would be fun to encourage our supporters to decide if they would "share the care" or keep the entire pallet for themselves... which, with 1,920 rolls of toilet paper included, is basically a lifetime supply!!

Click here to read more and find out who the lucky winner is and what they decided to do with all of that TP...


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Support Veterans Nonprofit Organizations: Give Back to Our Heroes

This May, as we recognize and remember those who have served in all branches of the military, we want to give you a chance to give back to our nation’s heroes. The following veterans’ nonprofit organizations support military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. Full story here


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How COVID-19 shifted our support

School districts, small businesses, and major retail companies have been forced to adapt and adjust how they conduct operations and serve their customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, veteran service organizations must adjust their support tactics now and for months to come, especially if their goal is to reach the most vulnerable among the veteran population. Full story here


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Cookies, Cookies, Everywhere!

Thanks to the incredible support of the Girl Scout Councils across America, Soldiers' Angels has been able to spread lots of "Smiles" to our troops and veterans— Savannah Smiles, that is! And Thin Mints... and Samoas... and everything in between! From this recent donation of 25,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Milwaukee VA to the 30,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies sent to Eglin Air Force Base in April, Soldiers' Angels is hoping to bring a bite of joy to troops and veterans!


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Support From Distilleries

As you know, hand sanitizer has been one of the most sought after and hard to find supplies in recent weeks as it is necessary to help stop the spread of COVID-19. With hand sanitizer being so difficult to acquire, Soldiers’ Angels has turned to distilleries across the country for hand sanitizer so that we can continue to support veterans and service members. Full story here.


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Quarantine Crafts: Face Masks

We’re back again with some more crafty ideas to keep you busy while quarantined. Whether you’re a pro with a needle and thread or you’re not, we’ve got you covered with two different ways to make beginner-friendly CDC approved face masks - one that requires sewing and one where you only need two materials that you likely already have in your home! Learn how to make your own face mask in our most recent Quarantine Crafts post here.

Not crafty or don't have time to sew masks? You can still help! We are also accepting mask-making materials to distribute to our Sewing & Crafting Team as well as monetary donations to support all of our COVID-19 Response Programs. Learn more about how Soldiers' Angels is supporting the military and veteran community with masks as well as how you can donate supplies or make a financial contribution to support our troops and veterans by clicking here.


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Community Through Crisis

Community is - and always will be - a core principle at Soldiers’ Angels. Without it, we would not be able to provide the level of support that we offer. Right now, community is needed more than ever as we are forced to stay inside for safety. But community doesn’t have to mean physically being there with others. Our virtual volunteers on the Angel Teams have been a solid source of community for years. When you become a virtual volunteer with Soldiers' Angels, you also become a member of a Facebook Group that connects all of the volunteers on your team. Angels connect on the Facebook Groups to share ideas, build friendships, and work towards the common goal of ensuring our deployed service members, wounded heroes, military families, and veterans of all eras know that we are thinking of them and we are grateful for their service. Learn more about Soldiers' Angels volunteers and how they are staying connected.