Fall is fast approaching- which means all of that leftover candy from Halloween is not too far off either! Soldiers' Angels will be collecting excess candy for our "Treats for the Troops" program again this year. Please help us spread the word about this great program. Pass on the flyers to your dentists, orthodontists, or any business/group that may be interested in collecting extra candy. Email email@example.com for more information or click here to download the flyers.
February 20, 2019
Sherryn, a single mother from Denver, Colorado is a 5x survivor of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Sherryn’s battle with heart problems is actually what led her to Soldiers’ Angels— the therapy of writing letters to deployed service members has given her an outlet to overcome the fears and manager the stress related to her medical condition. Meet Sherryn in our latest blog and learn how volunteering with Soldiers' Angels has become one of her most useful tools in coping with the effects of her Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection symptoms.
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:
2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 310
San Antonio, Texas 78217
Learn more about Soldiers' Angels Warm Feet for Warriors here.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.