Saturday, April 21, 2007

Soldier's Angels

The Soldiers' Angels was started by a self-described ordinary mother of an ordinary young man turned hero, Sgt. Brandon Varn. Brandon was deployed in Iraq and has since honorably completed his mission and has returned back to his proud and loving family.
In the summer of 2003, he wrote home expressing his concern that some soldiers did not receive any mail or support from home. Being a caring and loving mother, she decided not to allow a situation like that to continue. She contacted a few friends and extended family to ask if they would write to a soldier or two. Within a few short months, Soldiers' Angels went from a mother writing a few extra letters to an Internet Community with thousands of angels worldwide.
With more and more merchants donating services, money and items for packages, the Angels reorganized as a 501 c 3 non-profit so all donations would be tax deductible.Soldiers' Angels currently supports thousands of American Service Members stationed wherever we raise our Country's Flag and the number is growing daily. Soldiers' Angels are dedicated in supporting our military during and after their deployment.
In December of 2004 a worldwide support forum was created. In hopes of providing a place where needs of our heroes can be fulfilled In July 2006 This ordinary mother's youngest son, Bretton Varn started Boot Camp and looks forward to serving his country.

"I was with that which others did not want to be, I went to where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing of those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness that I feel. I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging cold of fear, And enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love. I have cried pain and hope, But most of all I have lived times others would say were best forgotten. At least some day I'll be able to say, That I was proud what I was, A Soldier." ~anonymous

Please spend a few minutes navigating their website. Consider joining them to "adopt a soldier". There are men and women toiling on our battlefronts, possibly without the support they deserve from home. They need you......


Bag Blog said...

I have been a soldier's angel for several years now through about 5 or 6 soldiers. Some write back; some do not, but it is great knowing that I can actually support the troops in some small way. It is a great organization.

auctionchase said...

Thank you for helping spread the word!
A Proud Soldiers' Angel


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to your blog. Its an honor to be your angel


Jake said...

thanks for everything you do
Jacob Ouren