Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blankets of Belief

If you haven't heard of Soldier's Angels, now more than ever, they should definitely be on your radar.  This volunteer-led, nonprofit organization works year-round to bringing comfort and support to our service people here and abroad.  From something as simple as matching pen pals to service people to K-9 support team and the Veteran's support assistance, Soldier's Angels doesn't miss a beat.

For the last two holiday seasons, these folks have been collecting homemade blankets (thus the name...) to ship to service people deployed to war zones over the holiday season.  The blankets are all homemade and are usually sewn, quilted, knitted or made from cut and fringed fleece material.  Regardless of the style, they are a welcome and appreciated comfort of home.  The goal for 2010 is to collect 100,000 blankets!  As of today, they have collected almost 22,000 and the number continues to climb.  Such an easy way to make someones day a little brighter and definitely WARMER!

Get creative and involve friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. 

You can even start an angel team and work together:   http://soldiersangels.org/join-or-adopt.html
Before starting, read blanket guidelines:  http://soldiersangels.org/uploads/boh/BlanketsOfBelief-Guidelines.pdf
No time for sewing but feeling appreciative:  http://soldiersangels.org/donate.html
Want to prepare a care package:  http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=donating-items

I encourage you to remember the troops today and everyday.  Tis ALWAYS the season.  We have them to thank for our freedom here at home.

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