It Takes a Community to Provide COVID Support

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to look differently at how we support service members, veterans, and military families. As the needs of each of these communities has shifted, we have done our best to pivot to be able to support them. We definitely couldn’t do it alone, which is why we would like to honor several businesses and organizations who helped provide much needed resources so that we could continue to serve our military. 

 

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Beat the Heat: Summer Care Package Tips and Ideas

August 07, 2020

If you’re getting ready to send supplies to an adopted service member, here are some tips and items to consider that we know they’ll love!

Did you know that during the Summer in Afghanistan it can get as hot as 109° Fahrenheit? Summer can be a trying time for deployed service members - especially those who are deployed to the Middle East or other areas near the equator. If you’re getting ready to send supplies to an adopted service member, here are some tips and items to consider that we know they’ll love!

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The History of the Purple Heart

August 07, 2020

On August 7, 1782, General George Washington - then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army - established the Purple Heart award, originally designated as the Badge of Military Merit. 

Every year, on August 7, the Nation celebrates Purple Heart Day, to honor and commemorate those brave service members. The Purple Heart has existed in its current form since 1932, and is awarded to service members "wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces." It was designed by Elizabeth Will, an Army heraldic specialist in the Office of the Quartermaster General. 

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BRCC, OSD, & Soldiers' Angels Team Up to Deliver Coffee to Deployed Troops

July 31, 2020

July 27, 2020 | By Black Rifle Coffee Company

Salt Lake City, UT -- Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC), America’s leading Veteran-owned and operated premium, small-batch coffee roastery, is teaming up with Operation Supply Drop and Soldiers’ Angels to deliver more than 30,000 bags of fresh, roast-to-order coffee to troops serving overseas, veterans, and active reserves. 

The delivery comes at the culmination of BRCC’s Independence Day “Buy a Bag, Give a Bag” campaign, a BRCC community-powered initiative designed to serve those who serve America. For every purchase of BRCC’s limited release Liberty Roast -- a medium-bodied coffee with hints of almond, honey, grapefruit, minimal acidity, and maximum freedom -- BRCC is donating a bag to deployed servicemen and women.

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250 veteran families given 17,000 lbs of food

Charleston, S.C. – WCBD – 17,000 pounds of meat, fruit, and vegetables were distributed to 250 veteran families Wednesday by Soldiers Angels, a non-profit started by a mother of two soldiers to support veterans. Each veteran and family that attended the distribution received 75 pounds of food which included bread, canned goods, and pastries. 

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Veteran Works With Organization to Promote Healing Through Helping

For many, helping those who need it just comes naturally. But for others, that drive is born out of a need to heal.

For Marine Corps veteran Dustin Bird, helping other veterans find food during this pandemic is his biggest mission lately.

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Visit a Veteran Virtually

Due to the current health crisis, neither family members nor volunteers are able to visit with hospitalized veterans in VA facilities. To help engage the veteran patients and ensure they do not feel isolated and alone, Soldiers' Angels has donated tablets and other devices to the Atlanta VA so that veterans can visit with family members and volunteers virtually. 

But now we need your help to fill those volunteer positions and visit with hospitalized veterans via video chat. Can you spare 30 minutes of your day to visit a veteran? 

Click here to sign up for a virtual visit with a hospitalized veteran.


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Meals on Wheels, Soldiers’ Angels partner to feed homebound veterans

Meals on Wheels is extending its services to more seniors and veterans in San Antonio.

Kristin Rivera, communication engagement director of Meals on Wheels San Antonio, said since the pandemic began, there is more need for meals and deliveries.

Meals on Wheels and Soldiers Angels are now teaming up to meet the need.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sandy Carter

Here at Soldiers’ Angels, we are a team composed of many different personalities from different backgrounds, all with a common goal - to support our nation’s military, veterans, and their families. Sandy Carter is one of our remarkable volunteers who recently won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the VA’s National Advisory Council. Get to know her and what she does at Soldiers’ Angels. Read more


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Full Spectrum Partnership

Soldiers’ Angels has partnered with Full Spectrum Debt Solutions to help U.S. business owners and fellow Americans facing economic hardship that may have likely worsened due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For those experiencing economic hardship, Full Spectrum Debt Solutions provides their clients the opportunity to pay back approximately 50-60% of their debt (including all program fees) with affordable monthly payments.

As a 10+-year-old debt settlement firm with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating that specializes in business and personal debt settlement programs, Full Spectrum Debt Solutions is committed to serving the military community by providing reduced program fees to veterans and active duty military.  They are also donating $100 to Soldiers’ Angels every time a business or personal debt settlement program is provided for a client. Full Spectrum Debt Solutions is also currently hiring from within the military community, including veterans and military spouses. (Send resume to: HR@FullSpectrumDebt.com)

Visit FullSpectrumDebt.com, call 877-297-2440, or email info@FullSpectrumDebt.com for complete details.