Stockings from Scouts

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Cub Scout Pack 76 in Bradenton, Florida (near Sarasota) gave back to our service members and veterans this past holiday season! The boys collected items to be used in stockings that Soldiers' Angels distributed to deployed service members and veterans in VA Hospitals. In total the pack stuffed 24 stockings-- but it doesn't stop there-- they are already collecting stockings for next holiday season! Check out all the photos of these Cub Scouts stuffing stockings for our troops


Other Highlights

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New Update on Afghanistan School Supplies!

October 17, 2017

Since July of this year, our amazing Angel volunteers have been supporting deployed service member Kaylan with her mission to provide school supplies for a girls school near her base in Afghanistan. Eager to help these young girls, Angels responded in force by sending hundreds of boxes of school supplies, backpacks, shoes, clothing, toys, and more to Kaylan. Last week, we received another update from Kaylan-- who is still receiving supplies. She wrote: "Thank you seems like the most inadequate word on earth right now... but I am speechless..." Follow the whole story and view all of the touching photos on our blog, Supporting the Education of Girls in Afghanistan.


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Veteran Food Distribution Coming to Atlanta

October 10, 2017

Soldiers' Angels is proud to announce that their popular Hunger Relief Program, which coordinates Veteran Mobile Food Distributions, will be opening in Atlanta, Georgia later this month. Thanks to a partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, October's event will be the first of what will now be monthly distributions in Atlanta. Food assistance will be provided to over 200 low-income, at-risk, and homeless veterans. The event will be held on Friday, October 27th from 10am - 12pm EST. Atlanta veterans interested in receiving assistance at the event can sign up here: https://soldiersangels.formstack.com/forms/atlantamfd


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Love to Bake? Our Angel Bakers Do!

October 13, 2017

Angel Bakers bring a special talent to the table-- a love for baking! These amazing volunteers work to make treats for deployed service members around the world. Meet the Soldiers' Angels Angel Bakers Team Leader Julie and learn more about the oh-so-sweet mission of this unique team in our latest blog: Sugar, Flour, and a Whole Lot of Love.


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Support for Veterans Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The situation in Texas is direThousands of people are in need of assistance to escape the rapidly rising flood waters and devastation left behind from Hurricane Harvey. Emergency crews and volunteers from around the country are en route to provide much-needed assistance... and the rain just keeps coming. Soldiers' Angels is collecting donations to help support all veterans affected by this historic hurricane. Proceeds will help provide basic needs for veterans and their families. Many of these families have lost everything. We need to pull together now to show our support. Can you help us support veterans on the Texas coast affected by Hurricane Harvey?  

Photo by Capt. Martha Nigrelle, Texas National Guard

 


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Angels Serving Homeless Veterans

Soldiers' Angels volunteers across the country are working to reach homeless veterans at recent VA Stand Downs. On Saturday, September 30th, Angels in Georgia participated in the Atlanta VA's Stand Down, "Operation Reveille," serving over 200 box lunches to attending veterans and also providing donations of clothing, blankets, and hot chocolate. Thursday, October 5th, volunteers in Detroit handed out hundreds of hygiene kits generously sponsored by Meemic Insurance.

Soldiers' Angels at 2017 Atlanta Stand Down


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Support for Veterans Affected by Hurricane Irma

Our country has been hit hard by the recent hurricanes. First Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma... millions of our fellow citizens have been affected by these disasters, and many of them are veterans. Individuals who have fought for our country are now in need of someone to fight for them. What's worse? Another storm is forming as we speak... and we still have weeks left of hurricane season. We need to come together now and help the veterans affected by Hurricane Irma and future hurricanes. 

Can you fight for the veterans who have so gallantly fought for you?


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Meet David: Veteran Intern Leading Adopt-A-Family Team

Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family program is an annual holiday initiative that pairs eligible military and veteran families with volunteers and businesses who wish to provide holiday support to the family in gratitude for their services and sacrifices. This year David Campos, part of our Veteran Internship program, will be heading up the Adopt-A-Family Team and is eager to help provide for families that he can easily identify with. Click here to learn more about the Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family program and David.


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Dinner for Veterans at Valor Point

Veterans at Valor Point Domiciliary in Denver, Colorado were treated to a very special dinner thanks to Soldiers' Angels volunteers and Epicurean Catering Denver. The chef-prepared dinner featured artesian bread, braised shredded short ribs, creamy mascarpone polenta and more. Needless to say, there were NO leftovers after this event thanks to the delicious menu created by Chef Bob and the wonderful staff at Epicurean! The attending veterans enjoyed the meal very much! Check out photos from the dinner here.


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Registration Open to Become a Treats for Troops Collection Site!

Registration is now open for those interested in becoming an official Halloween Candy collection site for the 2017 Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops Program. Treats for Troops is a program in which local businesses, traditionally but not limited to dental offices, agree to accept excess Halloween candy from kids in exchange for goodies. Through the Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops program, businesses can register to serve as a collection site for this program. Not only will you be serving the community by buying back candy and removing it from the mouths of children, but also serving our service members, wounded heroes, and veterans. For families with too much candy in your home, this is your opportunity to support a good cause, allow your kids to earn prizes, and receive a tax deductible receipt for your donation. This year, our goal is to collect 17,000 pounds of candy for our service members and veterans! Click here to learn more about Treats for Troops or to register as an official collection site


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Holiday Stockings for Military and Veterans

Let's come together this holiday season and show our deployed service members and veterans how much we appreciate them! Soldiers' Angels Holiday Community Partner Program works specifically during the holiday season to provide cards, letters, and stuffed stockings for our troops and veterans. As combat deployments have drawn down many charities, including Soldiers' Angels, have discontinued the acceptance of holiday cards and letters to the troops- the volume of cards and letters exceeded our distribution abilities. While most charities will not, Soldiers' Angels will continue to accept your holiday cards and letters from our Holiday Community Partner members only! Each card and/or letter must be placed into a stocking filled with goodies for our troops and veterans. Soldiers' Angels will deliver your stockings to a deployed service member or veteran patient. Registration for this unique holiday program is now open. Learn more or register to pledge stockings here. 


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Adopt-A-Family Open for Military/Veteran Family Registration

We are excited to announce that our Adopt-A-Family Program is officially open for 2017 registration! Through this unique program, sponsors can ‘adopt’ a qualified military or veteran family for the holiday season. The sponsor will then provide gifts for the children as well as a grocery gift card or prepaid credit card for them to purchase their holiday dinner and trimmings. As of today, the program is open for military and veteran families to register for support and open for individuals/groups/businesses to register to 'adopt' families. Click here for full details on the Soldiers' Angels Adopt-A-Family program. 


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Suicide Prevention: Know the Signs & Speak Up

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. We encourage you to take some time and learn the warning signs and how to reach out for help. Nearly 30,000 Americans commit suicide every year and about 18% of those suicides are veterans. In fact, roughly 20 veterans commit suicide every day nationwide. Learn more now-- it might just save a life.