As a veteran of the only peacetime military in my lifetime, I sometimes feel as if I should be doing more for those that are in the military during wartime, and specifically those that have been wounded by war. One of the ways I accomplish this is by making others aware of things that are important to those in our military.
Soldiers’ Angels do some great work in support of our Wounded Soldiers. They bring aid and comfort in places and times where there is nothing but fear and pain.
When you are thinking about your charitable givings for the year, or your new years resolutions, remember this group, and do something to help!
In case you’ve never heard of them:
Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families and to enable our volunteers to improve the lives of a growing veteran population.
Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.
The Soldiers’ Angels website can be found here: http://soldiersangels.org/
and here’s what you need to know about what Blankets of Hope are:
The Blankets of Hope team creates unique, handmade blankets to send hope, support and gratitude to America’s wounded and veterans. Used on hospital beds, wheelchairs, and transport litters on medevac flights, Blankets of Hope bring the message that each servicemember is loved and not forgotten. They are included in our First Response Backpacks and Vet Packs sent to Combat Support Hospitals in the war zones, major medical facilities in Germany and around the world, and selected military hospitals and veterans centers here at home.
Instructions can be found here: