Support Soldiers’ Angels – may no soldier go unloved.
Sent reeling by an improvised explosive device (IED) while deployed in Iraq in 2005, Chuck Ziegenfuss suffered serious, life-altering injuries that laid new challenges and a long road to recovery in front of him. But when he woke from his surgery, he was not alone. Soldiers’ Angels’ volunteer Kathleen waited for Chuck to come out of sedation, ensuring that someone was there to welcome him back and let him know that he was cared for and appreciated.
Soldiers’ Angels has been doing work like this—supporting our troops and addressing veterans issues through a variety of efforts—since 2003. Their motto, “may no soldier go unloved,” is ingrained into everything the organization does, from letter writing efforts to supporting military families at home and much more.
Volunteers and donors provide the backbone of the organization’s efforts, including: direct support for wounded servicemembers who have been medevaced to Landstuhl, Germany; resources and support for the pregnant spouses of troops; care packages and a letter-writing team that keep our men and women in uniform connected to home; VA medical center patient support; and much more.
Addressing veterans issues begins well before our troops return home, and Soldiers’ Angels provides for deployed servicemembers in a number of ways. Their “Deployed Adoptions” team supports servicemembers throughout their time in the field by sending at least one letter each week and a care package every month to a select armed services member. Thousands of dedicated volunteers make up the team, and their efforts provide a concrete connection to the country and people they serve.
Still other programs provide care packages of baked goods, support for chaplains who serve in the field, hunger relief for veterans when they return home, and even providing adaptive laptops and accessories to wounded veterans so that they can stay connected.
Chuck Ziegenfuss was not alone in his injuries; what happened to him has happened to many other men and women in uniform. But he was also not alone when it mattered most. Knowing that people care about veterans and their sacrifices can make all the difference in their recovery.
“When I was in the First Infantry Division, the division motto was ‘No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great, duty first!’ Soldiers’ Angels fits that to a T,” says Ziegenfuss. “There is no challenge they will not work to overcome. After all, their motto is ‘May no soldier go unloved’ and it couldn’t be more true.”
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