Monday, May 03, 2010

Founder's Notes

Dear Angels,
I am so excited to see the spirit of loving creativity that so many people are showing in the midst of some of the negativity in this world. People are using their interests and skills and passions to support the troops in amazing ways.

Remember hope, faith and courage when you look at these fantastic stories?and think about how you can answer the call!

Angelic Faces - Hope

Teaming up with World T.E.A.M. Sports

Hundreds of people who believe in and support the troops gathered for the Face of America bike ride last weekend in a show of hope for recovery. To see wounded heroes and civilians alike overcoming a challenge of 110 miles in two days was inspiring beyond description. Read the story to see all these amazing people in action! [more*]

Drum Hike Week 1 - Courage

Join the Journey!

Troy has spent his first week on the road, completing over 100 of a courageous 7,000 miles hiking across the country. From Day of the Deployed efforts to parachute jumps by a Vietnam veteran, he has activities planned all over the place. There are so many ways to get involved by cheering him on, fundraising, or just raising the visibility of the veterans and military families he is supporting. Please visit to see how you can get involved! [more*]

Call to Action - Faith

The Cupboards are Bare!

The empty space popping up on shelves at Soldiers' Angels warehouses is becoming alarming. We have faith that you can help us restock our shelves with items to support America?s deployed, wounded and veterans! From soup to nuts and everything in between, we need your help. Please spread the word - tell everyone you know! This is a great project for schools, churches, community organizations, senior citizen centers, businesses, colleges, radio and TV stations, and newspapers. [more]

Band of Angels

Guardian Angels for Soldier?s Pet

For years, nonprofit GASP has filled a very special gap in support for America?s deployed heroes?pet care. Single men and women in the military rely on their pets for love, joy and stress relief when they are home from their demanding and dangerous jobs. When a single servicemember is deployed, there is sometimes no one who can take care of that special pet. GASP has stepped up to offer ?foster? families for pets of deployed heroes, allowing service members to focus on their mission, secure in the knowledge their beloved pet is safe and happy.

Now, GASP has announced an official site for the establishment of the organization?s first Military & Veterans Pet (MVP) Sanctuary. The site consists of 13 acres west of Fort Hood in Gatesville, TX and will be the future home of a pet care facility, the organization?s national office, and room for events to support the troops, their families and their pets. This has been a longtime dream for the organization and their offer to buy the land marks a major milestone in Phase I of the MVP Sanctuary project. Now the challenge is to build the facility to make it all possible. To learn more, visit
From Linda Spurlin-Dominik, who created GASP to fill a special need and now sees her dream coming true, to the Angels who conquered 110 miles alongside their heroes and veteran Troy who hikes for his brothers, there is so much energy out there to support those who keep us safe. Please look around you and see what you can contribute to the effort. Working together, we can accomplish so much good for both our heroes and our country at large!
Wingtip to Wingtip,

Patti Patton-Bader
Soldiers' Angels Founder and CEO

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