Soldiers' Angels Announces Need for Citizens to Send U.S. Soldiers Scarves to Keep Body Temperatures Down and Desert Sand Out

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A donation of ten U. S. dollars enables the group to manufacture enough "Cool Scarves" to help 5 to 6 soldiers stay more comfortable in the punishing desert environments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The cool scarf is a great way to beat the heat

Soldier's Angels, a non-profit agency, announced today a fundraising drive to supply U. S. troops with scarves that provide an evaporative cooling system that lowers body temperature by several degrees, reducing the risk of heat stroke. A donation of ten U. S. dollars enables the group to manufacture enough "Cool Scarves" to help 5 to 6 soldiers stay more comfortable in the punishing desert environments in Iraq and Afghanistan

"The cool scarf is a great way to beat the heat," said Patti Bader, founder and executive director of Soldier's Angels. "Cool scarves are made from 100 percent cotton. The magic in these scarves comes from the non-toxic synthetic crystals which transform into a soft cooling gel. This cool gel enables the scarves to stay cool two to three days without refrigeration. After being hand washed by the soldiers in-country, the scarves are easy to reactivate again by soaking them in cool water for 15 minutes.

"The sand scarves sent by Soldier's Angeles are extremely important to us in many ways," said SGT. Michael A. Kelly, from Illinois, who has been serving his tour in Iraq since May 2006. "First, they help us keep our heads warm, the sand out of eyes and mouths, and they can even be used to clean our ballistic eye ware. Most importantly, they show the soldiers that the U. S. public still supports us. That means everything to us over here. We want to thank the American people for their continued, unwavering support which never goes unnoticed or unappreciated by those of us serving our country overseas."

People interested in providing members of the military with "Cool Scarves" can visit their web site http://www.soldiersangels.org to make a donation by credit card or by using PayPal. A Scarf can also be purchases online at the Soldiers Angels Store and have it sent directly to a soldier. Make sure that you put in the comments section "OPERATION COOL HERO." Checks can be made out to Solder's Angels at 1792 E. Washington Blvd, Pasadena, Ca. 91104.

Founded in 2003 by the mother of a U.S. soldier, Soldiers Angels is a non-profit Internet community dedicated to ensuring that members of the military know they are loved and supported. To date, more than 105,000 individuals have adopted soldiers worldwide. These "angels" provide aid and comfort to the military and to their families. Soldier's Angels are asked to write their adopted soldier once a week, and to send small care packages to him or her twice a month. Soldiers Angels currently works with over 50,000 military units. Nearly 6,000 blankets have been given to injured service men and women in U. S. hospitals. During the Christmas holidays in 2006, more than 90,000 gift bags were sent to U. S. soldiers. All donations to Soldiers Angels are tax deductible. The organization can be reached at http://www.soldiersangels.org or by telephone at 1-615-676-0239.

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