Friday, February 25, 2011

Urgent need for funding to continue our Soldiers' Angels medical program

You don’t need to be told, I’m sure, that the economy has been hurting for a couple of years, now.

That means that people cut back where they can, and that often means charitable giving.

But while people cut back their giving, here’s what shows no sign of slowing down:

Casualties. Wounded in hospitals. Families of servicemen and women who need help.

All indications in the field show that this year in Afghanistan is shaping up to have the most intense fighting yet.

But we don't feel that we can do what most families or businesses might do when funds get tight,just cut back. Because the brutal fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq isn’t letting up.

Click HERE to donate; $5, $10, whatever you can. Your donation will go directly to supporting Soldiers' Angels operating funds.

Do it for them,

For Soldiers on the ground - Blackhawk Medevac

Part of a series about TF Spartan Combat Aviation in Afghanistan, this story focuses on the courageous efforts of the medical evacuation teams. Produced and Edited by SGT. Robert A. Ham, TF Spartan, 2009.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

We have a critical need for Personal Hygeine supplies for the wounded

The First Response Backpacks for the wounded is one of the most practical and powerful projects of Soldiers’ Angels, one of the first indications wounded soldiers receive that Americans back home are thinking of them. The backpacks enable medical staff in-country to quickly grab an all-in-one pack that meets the basic hygiene needs of patients so that the staff can focus on medical concerns.

Unfortunately, we have only a three-week supply of toiletries for these wonderful backpacks, and then we are out.

If you can help by donating any of the following items, we can keep shipping our backpacks out the door to the wounded in Afghanistan who need them!

All items should be for men
Travel-sized containers only, unless noted
We ask that only brand-name, good quality toiletries be sent

We have an urgent need for the following items:

Body wash
Body lotion
Body powder

Bar soap (travel-sized or regular bars OK)
Shaving cream (aerosol cans or tubes of gel, travel or regular-sized OK)
Disposable razors
Dental floss
Chapstick/lip balm

Please send your donations to our San Antonio warehouse, where the backpacks are assembled:

Soldiers' Angels
First Response Backpacks
4408 N PanAm Exprwy
San Antonio, TX 78218

Thanks for your assistance!