Monday, June 23, 2014

We are moving to Facebook!

This Soldiers' Angels Washington blog is moving to our Soldiers' Angels Washington (official) Facebook Page.  We are in the process of creating albums to house pictures from all of our support activities.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Cookies bring smiles to our American Lake Veterans!

Thank you Soldiers' Angels for donating thousands of Cookies to VAs across the nation!  Our American Lake Veterans loved them!!!

A lot of cookies=lots of smiles=morale boost for our hospitalized Veterans at American lake!!
OH MY!!!

                                                       NOW THAT'S A LOT OF COOKIES!!!

Never Forgotten... Fallen Hero Banners

  Every day I wake, there is love and prayers for our Gold Star Families and to the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice.   They are never Forgotten.

 In many communities the Fallen Hero Banners are scheduled for parades as a way to memorialize loved put a face to a name.  Pictured below is Angel Debbie on Memorial Day.

Whatcom County Angels & friends can volunteer for the honor of holding a banner at the following opportunities:

Farmers Day Parade - Lynden --- Saturday, June 7th
Sumas Parade - Saturday, June 28th
Everson Parade - Saturday, July 12

If you are interested in the honor of carrying one of these banners or have any questions.


Peggy Peggy Ullerup Deem

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

High School Seniors & Soldiers' Angels

Seniors Alex and Ty raised over 500.00 for Soldiers' Angels as part of their Senior Project! Congratulations men!  Angel Debbie Roper presented their Golden Wing Awards at a special ceremony acknowledging their work.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thank You Olympia!

Thank you Olympia for signing so many cards at our Soldiers Angels info booth! The cards are now on their way overseas to our WA  Deployed! A great morale boost from home!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mother's Day gifts and love for the JBLM & VA Puget Sound Fisher Houses- Thank you Melissa!


"Thirty-three Mother's Day goodie bags were sent to JBLM and Seattle Fisher Houses. The goodie bags were actually Thirty-One Gifts Thermal Totes sponsored by twenty-one individuals. Inside each tote were four autographed romance novels and book-related items, donated by sixteen authors, toiletry items and a few sweet treats! A little note was included that read:

A mix of sweet & sexy
romance novels for you to enjoy!
And some extra goodies, too!

An idea from author Melissa McClone led to a callout for help to other authors and friends. Twenty-four hours later, enough totes and books had been donated to stop asking for more! The response and generosity was amazing! The books began arriving two days later with the final package arriving on the deadline. Quick and easy!

Well, sort of.

The big day of to put the goodie bags together didn't start off so well. Melissa's Norwegian Elkhound puppy managed to get hold of (okay, steal) one of the bath sets and destroyed the packaging. Thankfully he left the bottles of shower gel and lotion alone. That meant a quick run to the store by Melissa's husband and son in the midst of filling totes to replace what was missing and make sure the boxes could be mailed in time! They were and arrived at the two Fisher Houses on time! We hope the bags and books will be enjoyed!

Special thanks to the following women who donated the thirty-three Thirty-One Thermal Totes:

Melissa McClone
Elizabeth Boyle
Carly Phillips
Cynthia Cope
Laura Phillips
Susan Collins
Pat Phillips
Tammy Collins
Jane Porter
Justine Davis
Storm Reyes
Kimberly Field
Janine Rowe
Christine Flacks
Tiffany Talbott
Katherine Garbera
Tule Publishing Group
Erika Wilde
Anne McAllister

We would also like to thank the following romance authors who donated books and other items to go inside the goodie bags:

Donna Alward
Yvonne Lindsey
Elizabeth Boyle
Erika Marks
CJ Carmichael
Myrna Mackenzie
Megan Crane
Anne McAllister
Jennifer Faye
Melissa McClone
Katherine Garbera
Susan Meier
Linda Goodnight
Carly Phillips
Sarita Leone
Erika Wilde

                                                    This was only the beginning!!

The above boxes miraculously were morphed into the below and have now been mailed. Thank you Melissa and everyone who has contributed!

                                                           Sneak Peak at what is inside!






                           Getting the food on the counter and setting up!

                                        The  Fabulous totes from Melissa & friends!

                                The mom's loved the cookies from Sugar Sugar! 

The moms expressed how they had been looking forward to the luncheon all week.  They were so grateful for a chance to sit down and have a good meal-not one on the run. They were grateful for the chance to talk to others who they often only saw as they were rushing off to visit at the hospital. They also loved the totes, the cookies and the extra goodies!  A few were digging through and checking out the fabulous Romance novels that were donated. Couldn't wait to start reading!  We were honored to be a part of a special luncheon for these brave moms and want to thank everyone who contributed, our Angels who attended..... Jo, Milton, Erin, Jill, Tony, Julie. and Soldiers' Angels for their ongoing support for our Wounded and Veteran families.  

JBLM Chili Cook Off

Early in the morning on March 21, two of our angels, Debbie R and Colleen, made the two hour drive from Vancouver WA to the annual JBLM Chili Cook off at the Warrior Transition Battalion.    Thank you angels for braving the cold and cooking delicious burritos for the participants before the sun rose!  (which means you had to wake up and get on the road in the middle of the night!  Thanks also to Soldiers' Angels for once again sponsoring 8 teams of Wounded Warriors and the breakfast!

                                                    Starting to cook before the sun rose!

 Part of the fun of the day are the 'themes' each team comes up with for their chili team. Tents are decorated, uniforms are exchanged for costumes which makes for a unique day free from the regular grind of duties, and medical appointments. 

"Bowls of Steel" preparing in the wee hours! 

  Come and get your burritos!! "How much are they?" They are free courtesy of Soldiers' Angels and La Mexicana (for the tortillas) as our thank you to you for your service!"   "Sweet!" 

Here..let me help with that giant burrito!!

Recently transitioned Wounded Warrior Jesse came back to help thank goodness!! Jesse has helped with many of the dinners our angels provide at the WTB and we appreciate his help for the chili cook off!

Jesse, Ellie the service dog and Colleen! 

I'm thinking he's enjoying that Breakfast Burrito what about you?!!

Our Angels Debbie Roper and Colleen Logan trying to warm up after the breakfast rush was over!   Great job Angels!

                                           Angel Colleen was 'coined' by the Sgt. Major!

Team Work!!

I wonder if their chili was made with venison or moose meat?!   

This chili -guaranteed to taste like a party in your mouth!!  Great work team!              

They're looking like champs-what do you think?!! Go Hawks! 

Chili Badgers!!

Entertainment for the day-and the always dazzling Amin from SFAC!   

Ms Jacqueline Seabrook-SFAC

Tasters!! SO many great chilis to choose from!

                                                                THE WINNERS!!

  Congratulations warriors! Thank you for the opportunity to share this fun day with you!