Many soldiers have no family and are often forgotten during this time of year. In the past couple of years we have received many thanks from deployed soldiers who say that the simple gift and a friendly letter from home warmed their hearts and raised their morale. We know that support for 'Holidays for Heroes' by the community is appreciated by the soldiers.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2006
Soldiers' Angels is holding a packing party the week end of November 17th for their 'Holiday for Heroes' campaign. Members of Soldiers Angels are flying in from across the United States to Terrell, Texas in order to assemble, pack and ship Holiday gift bags for our troops.
'Holidays for Heroes' is an annual mission to ensure that the brave men and women serving our country are not forgotten during the holiday season. Soldiers' Angels is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity.
"Here at Soldiers' Angels, we know that Angels come in many shapes and sizes; and from many different parts of our great country. A Girl Scout troop in Meridan, Idaho, earned their angel wings on this mission, "says Debby Frerichs, Vice President of Donations for Soldiers' Angels. Frerichs says "These girls, age 11 yrs, held a drive to collect items. Not only did they collect 43 pairs of socks, 130 packs of cider mix, 339 packs of hot cocoa mix, but one scout even gave $6 of her own allowance with the soldiers, to help pay for the postage of these items. Now THAT'S truly Angelic! "
Soldiers' Angels continues the time honored tradition of civilian support of American soldiers, and, in addition to 'Holidays for Heroes', sponsors programs which provide first response backpacks, support, and laptop computers to wounded soldiers who are receiving treatment at American military hospitals; care packages, letters, and support to deployed soldiers; armored blankets to military ambulances; and memorial trees for the families of soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
Gerri Riley, a member of the 'Holidays for Heroes' team, explains that "Many soldiers have no family and are often forgotten during this time of year. In the past couple of years we have received many thanks from deployed soldiers who say that the simple gift and a friendly letter from home warmed their hearts and raised their morale. We know that support for 'Holidays for Heroes' by the community is appreciated by the soldiers."
Americans at home may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but Soldiers' Angels is going to send the red, white and blue to every soldier serving our country.
If you would like more information about 'Holidays for Heroes, 'visit http://www.soldiersangels.org or contact Debby Frerichs or Gerri Riley at (615)676-0239. If you would like to schedule an interview with Patti Patton-Bader, founder of Soldiers' Angels, please email Debby Frerichs.
Debby Frerichs, Vice President of Donations
Or Gerri Riley, 'Holidays for Heroes'
c/o 1792 East Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91104
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