MAY NEWSLETTER 2014


                                                                MAY NEWSLETTER
                          HAPPY SPRING ANGELS !
Welcome to all of our new angels!  Spring has sprung along with many support activities in Washington state.  Our Deployed, wounded, Veterans and families continue to need and appreciate the lift your support provides.

This is a new email format I'm learning so if something doesn't show up correctly or if you have a suggestion (not to mention a story or idea to include for next time) let me know! Volunteer opportunities will be listed on the right margin of these newsletters. If you see an event that peaks your interest email jmorelli@soldiersangels.org for more details.  More volunteers are definitely needed and appreciated!  If you don't see an event in your area ..create one! Email with your ideas and let's see how we can get them off the ground!  If you have the time and an interest in coordinating angels and support activities in your area, we are currently looking for Community Liasons and VA Reps for the VAs.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have Angel inspiration in every community and Angel support for our deployed, Wounded, Veterans and their families in every town in Washington?   It really takes a couple of people to start the ball rolling!  As service area manager for Washington, I'll do my best to support your efforts.

 LOOK WHAT OUR WASHINGTON ANGELS HAVE BEEN UP TO!

          WOUNDED WARRIOR CHILI COOK OFF

                       
Angels Colleen & Debbie cooking breakfast  for the warriors!

                    
                            A Happy Customer!

                Our latest recipients of Golden Wing Awards!!Congratulations Jill & Colleen. These two ladies are part of a wonderful team of Angels that cook monthly dinners for our Wounded Warriors at JBLM. Jill, Colleen, Erin, Tracy, Lizzy and Debbie have been providing these dinners for the past several years without missing a beat. Every third Wednesday!

                                        

Congratulations Louisa-or Lu the Card Lady as we know her! Lu lives in Washouga and has been making cards for the deployed and has now teamed up with Angel Jean from Vancouver to make meal tray cards for American Lake Veterans.

                          
                                  
Below is Lu pictured at a recent card making workshop with fellow Angels. It would be amazing to have more of these Angel workshiops around the state.  Perhaps you know someone in your area that is crafty and who you could team up with for this kind of activity at a senior's center, youth or church group? The cards will be distributed to deployed, VA's, and Medical centers for our wounded.

                           

    Angel Dawn & friends stuffed over 174 eggs with goodies for our American lake Veterans and enjoyed a wonderful Easter Visit with the Veterans. Also included were hand made cards from children.   Thank you Dawn!
                        


 Author Melissa McClone joined forces with Soldiers' Angels for our Fisher House Moms, and provided these fabulous 'ThirtyOne' totes filled with books from fellow authors and friends, and other goodies to enjoy!  They are going to love them! Thank you Melissa!! More pictures to be added after our Mother's Day Event.  When days are filled with long hours at the hospital, appointments, and worries, being a little pampered is a wonderful morale boost. Thanks to all of the angels making this possible.

                        

                         
Perhaps you have a story to share or a picture to post? We'd love to hear from you!     

                                             


Did anyone watch the Kentucky Derby on the Weekend? Did you hear the story about Race Horse Uncle Sigh?  " Just months after meeting a wounded warrior while traveling, Chip McEwen received the Jockey Club's approval to change the name of his stables to Wounded Warrior Stables and switch to yellow silks emblazoned with a purple heart — symbolic of the medal given to those wounded or killed during combat."   Click on the Picture to connect with the video and story.
                          

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Would love to see more contributers on the blog and FB page! These social media sites are there for us to share articles and stories/pictures of interest regarding Washington deployed, wounded, veterans and families.  So please let us know if you have something to share!

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       MAY
 7 Olympia
   CFC event
   11-1pm

10  Seattle
 Fisher House
 Mother's Day
  Luncheon
    12-2pm

17 Vancouver
  Card Making
   10:30 am

 23 Spanaway
 Walmart event
     1-5 pm

      JUNE

14
VA Puget Sound
(Seattle) Flag Day Coffee Party 10:00 -11:30am 

    JULY

 1  SPOKANE VA 2pm Arts & Crafts


4   BLAINE
 Community event  9am-6


4 Your town?

  AUGUST

2  FiFE Rock        n   Rally 

15/16 Spokane
 Golf Tourney


Email for more information
jmorelli@soldiersangels.org




1 comment:

  1. I really admire all you and Soldier's Angels do to help our soldiers.

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