Sunday, December 27, 2009
Soldiers Angels Web Surfing
Another 'surf' of the web for news by, and about,
At the time that I'm posting this 'web surf',
there are 2,064 troops waiting for ' adoption '
After being a volunteer with Soldiers Angels since 2005, I know that after the holidays, there's usually a downturn in adoptions and the waiting list starts to climb....but unfortunately, this is the first year I've seen that trend start well Before the holiday season.
Times are tight, with the downturn in the economy, and while in my own house we've also had to cut back on the amount of support we can give to the troops ?
What I Do know is that we Won't stop supporting the troops, no matter how small our contribution may seem to be.
For myself and my family? volunteering with Soldiers Angels has changed our lives in ways we never could have foreseen or imagined, when I first joined . It has enriched and enhanced our lives immeasurably, through the Soldiers And Angels we've come to know along this journey.
And so, I decided that this week's 'surf' theme would be about the Angels out there that you may not have heard from.....the ordinary 'Adopters, and Bakers, and Blanket-Makers'....and maybe their stories will inspire You to consider becoming a part of Soldiers Angels.
From The Moore American in Oklahoma
Angel Asks for Volunteers to Support Soldiers
Leslie Chisholm from 'over the mountain' in my own neck of the woods, asks
Want to be an Angel?
from the Lexington Herald-Leader in KY
Georgetown girl makes troops' holidays brighter
from loudini.com here in Virginia
All Around Ashburn: Hillside Elementary Helps and Hears from Overseas Heroes
From A Little Glimpse up in MN, comes the post Cookies Galore
Penny Sanford Designs talks about The Joys of Broken Cookies
and from this link at The World News in Oregon (may have to scroll down)
Baker sweetens holidays for GIs
From TribToday.com in Ohio Women make blankets for soldiers
and lastly, from Dare to bee creative in FL
Simple flowers for Soldiers Angels
Check out their stories, then check out the Soldiers Angels website and see the many ways you can start your own journey as a volunteer and troop supporter
That's the surf.....Happy New Year!