23 October 2008

Operation: Wrapped in Holiday Spirit

Angels Aim to Wrap the Troops in Bipartisan Holiday Spirit

Non-profit leads Americans in putting aside political passions and ideologies to focus on patriotic support of American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines by sending 180,000 US packages to deployed troops for the Holiday season with the message, "We haven't forgotten you, we support you, and we believe in you!"

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2008 -- During this season of intense political passions and partisanship, non-profit Soldiers' Angels offers Americans of all persuasions the patriotic opportunity to help ensure every service member in Iraq and Afghanistan receives a holiday gift of love and gratitude, through the 2008 Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care package drive. The shipping deadline is rapidly approaching, and additional donations are urgently needed.

During this time of political division, Americans can reach across our divides to support the troops. This December, an estimated 180,000 men and women will be serving overseas, away from their families for as much as a third or fourth tour in a combat zone. Wrapped in Holiday Spirit helps ensure each deployed hero is touched by the generosity of Americans the Holiday season.

"Together as a country, we can make a difference in a soldier's winter Holiday. Soldiers' Angels is proud to offer America the chance to directly impact those who serve our great country by giving them a Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care package full of love and support," says Patti Patton-Bader, founder of Soldiers' Angels.

This is no ordinary care package. In addition to the traditional gifts and treats such as a mug, hot chocolate, snacks, socks and a hand-written card, each Wrapped in Holiday Spirit package will contain a very special patriotic blanket symbolizing the embrace of the American people. The blanket embodies the message that Americans continue to believe in them, and will help them face the cold nights of a desert winter.

Beyond standard donations, Soldiers' Angels also offers Americans the opportunity to complete their holiday shopping by making a tax-deductible donation in honor of friends, family, co-workers or teachers, etc. A donation of just $18.75 will give a soldier a Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care package, and Soldiers' Angels will provide a beautifully printed certificate for the donor to present as a gift in commemoration of the honor donation.

Soldiers' Angels is a non-profit providing assistance to active duty soldiers and their families, continuing support for veterans, and encouragement to the wounded and families of the fallen. Through more than 20 different teams and programs, the volunteer-based organization offers care packages, personalized letters, comfort items and a wide variety of other support to American service members and their families. Visit www.soldiersangels.org for more information.


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