4-H members collect items for troops
Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, Soldiers' Angels provides assistance to veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of ways.
Its motto is “May No Soldier Go Unloved.”
Soldiers' Angels was started by a the mother of two American soldiers, Patti Patton-Bader. Her eldest son, Staff Sgt. Brandon Varn, deployed to Iraq from 2003 to 2004, and her youngest was deployed in 2008.
In the summer of 2003, Brandon expressed concern that some soldiers in his unit did not receive any mail from home. Patton-Bader contacted friends and family and asked if they would support a soldier or two.
Within a few months, Soldiers' Angels had expanded into an Internet community with thousands of members worldwide, according to its website.
For more information: www.solidersangels.org
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