NEVER LET A SOLDIER WALK AWAY FROM MAIL CALL WITH NOTHING
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“ELVES” BUSY IN AMERICA’S MOMS’ WORKSHOP
There is plenty of camaraderie in the military. But there are also plenty of lonely times, especially around Christmas and the holidays. While many troops will be receiving packages from home, some never or rarely receive any mail. America’s Moms for Soldiers is determined to make sure that those soldiers, thousands of miles from home in Afghanistan, will not be forgotten.
The "elves" -- our all-volunteer staff -- have been busy in the America’s Moms’ workshop preparing special care packages. More than 1,200 care packages are being mailed this month, and as in past years, each contains a fleece blanket. The boxes also contain extra treats that will make it seem a little more like the holidays.
One volunteer contributed more than 800 cards, each with her own personal hand-written message.
America’s Moms doesn’t just support these troops at this time of year. The charity works with officers and chaplains and mails a care package each month to those who don’t receive mail.
We need your help to continue this mission. Contributions can be made here on the website through PayPal or can be mailed to America’s Moms for Soldiers, P.O. Box 668487, Pompano Beach, FL 33066.
If your school, church or organization is interested in sponsoring a supply drive, call 954-358-9358. Click here to see more photos.
CONCERT CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY
- NOVEMBER 10, 2013
- NOVEMBER 10, 2013
It was a great day saluting all our veterans.
A crowd of more than 400, including a 101-year-old veteran, enjoyed America’s Moms for Soldiers’ annual Veterans Day concert featuring the American Legion Symphonic Band. Tenor James Perkowski drew standing ovations for his performances of “God Bless the USA” and “America, the Beautiful.”
America’s Moms for Soldiers would like to thank the Symphonic Band, conductor James McGonigal, Perkowski, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Westminster Academy and all those contributors, who showed their support for the military, past and present.
As Thanksgiving, Christmas and the full holiday season near, please remember the thousands of troops still in harm’s way and America’s Moms for Soldiers. The charity still is mailing more than 1,100 care packages per month to troops in Afghanistan.
Contributions can be made here on the website through PayPal or can be mailed to America’s Moms for Soldiers, P.O. Box 668487, Pompano Beach, FL 33066
THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO MIAMI HEAT’S CHRIS BOSH
Chris Bosh has had a lot more on his mind than just trying to help the Miami Heat win a third consecutive NBA championship.
On November 2, Bosh again showed his support for the U.S. Military by sponsoring 200 care packages for America’s Moms for Soldiers to send to troops in Afghanistan. Two days later, his wife Adrienne gave birth to a baby girl, Dylan Skye, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces and 19 inches.
The Miramar High School girls’ basketball team joined Chris Bosh’s Team Tomorrow foundation in packing the care packages that contained fleece blankets, foot powder, shampoo, granola bars and other snacks.
The Miami Heat have been strong supporters of the military through their Home Strong program and support of America’s Moms for Soldiers.
MORE THAN 43,000 CARE PACKAGES LATER, AMERICA'S MOMS CONTINUES ITS MISSION
All they planned to do was send a few needed supplies to the friends of their Army sons. Instead, those few mothers made a much larger commitment, pledging to support U.S. troops until the last ones return from Afghanistan.
Nearly five years and more than 43,000 care packages later, America’s Moms for Soldiers remains one of the nation’s most reliable charitable organizations supporting active troops. It is believed to be the only one specifically sending to those who do not receive mail. Click milestone to read more of the article in PR Web.
HIALEAH GARDENS STUDENT
FIGHTING HER OWN ILLNESS
AS SHE CONDUCTS “OPERATION SUPPORT OUR TROOPS”
See Miami Herald Article
Veronica Heredia had heard so many stories of war from her Marine brother that when she awakened from her own surgery she had only one thing on her mind – how could she serve the troops.
Heredia, 18 and a senior at Hialeah Gardens High School, was soon back working with America’s Moms for Soldiers in gathering care packages to send to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. She calls her project “Operation Support Our Troops” and asks fellow students to prepare shoe boxes of supplies. Last year, she gathered 200 boxes and this year set a goal of 500.
She surpassed that total, and on Saturday, Oct. 26, she turned over 554 to America’s Moms for Soldiers, the Pompano Beach-based charity that has sent more than 40,000 care packages to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Heredia said she began the project to honor her brother, Daniar Betancourt, who served two tours in Iraq and is still recovering from a back injury.
My brother told me all they went through and how some never received anything. I wanted to help,” she said. Click here to read more and see more photos.
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT BENEFITS TROOPS
There’s no greater honor for a Boy Scout than becoming an Eagle Scout. So when Thomas Fariss was planning his Eagle Scout project, he wanted to make sure he honored people who he respected -- his Army cousin and U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Working with America’s Moms for Soldiers, Tommy recruited family and his friends in Troop 305 in Miami Shores in gathering supplies for care packages. The congregation at St. Rose of Lima Church pitched in. And shoppers at a local super market were generous in purchasing supplies at his four donation drives.
“Everyone has been happy to have the opportunity to express their appreciation to those of you serving,” Tommy wrote in his letter to the troops. His cousin, also an Eagle Scout, has served as an officer outside Kabul. In his letter, Tommy wrote, “All of you hold a special place in the hearts of Americans here at home. We appreciate your dedication and service and pray for your safe return.” Click here to see more photos
INVITATION TO SCHOOLS:
JOIN AMERICA'S MOMS IN SUPPORTING TROOPS
As students return, faculty advisors and schools are already considering service projects.
In the past few years, dozens of South Florida schools have joined with America’s Moms for Soldiers in gathering supplies to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan.
It’s a great way for even young students to learn how important service is and about how important it is to think of others. Many students have told us about family members who are in the military and how much they appreciate the extra support.
Students gather hygiene products and snack foods in small individual sizes. Students especially have had fun at several schools that have hosted America’s Moms and packed 100 or more care packages. Children are also invited to write letters to the troops.
America’s Moms for Soldiers works with officers and chaplains in sending monthly care packages to troops who do not receive mail. The list of those soldiers is growing and America’s Moms now mails 1,650 care packages per month.
If your school is interested in supporting America’s Moms for Soldiers, please call 954-358-9358. Also visit www.americasmomsforsoldiers.com to see the preferred items requested for care packages.
Click here to see supporting schools.
A TASTE OF HOME IN A DISTANT LAND
The months slowly tick by. The dangers never seem to disappear.
But U.S. troops in Afghanistan are still being treated to a favorite piece of Americana.
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida and their loyal supporters again have made sure that troops will be receiving Girl Scout cookies.
America’s Moms for Soldiers has received more than 15,000 boxes of cookies and will be sending cookies in each care package over the coming months.
More than 60,000 troops remain in Afghanistan and the number of troops that America’s Moms for Soldiers supports continues to grow; more than 1,200 in August.
America’s Moms for Soldiers, a Pompano Beach-based charity, sends monthly care packages to troops who otherwise do not receive mail.
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LET'S GO HEAT!
Congratulations to the Miami Heat 2013 NBA Champions!
The Heat, however, are more than just defending champions. They're also strong supporters of the military and America's Moms for Soldiers. Led by team President Pat Riley and center Chris Bosh, the Heat have packed more than 1,200 care packages to send to U.S. troops in Afghanistan during the past few years. “We take things for granted in our country,” Riley said, “because it is a free, free, free society and the men and women who volunteer to go to a war zone they should be celebrated. They should be honored. And we should do everything we can do to help take care of them.”
The Heat also honors troops and supports military families through their Home Strong program.
AMERICA'S MOMS FOR SOLDIERS MOVES TO NEW OFFICE IN POMPANO BEACH
SPECIAL THANKS TO MTI AMERICA AND APLIFI
Once again a South Florida business has come to the support of U.S. troops and America’s Moms for Soldiers.
MTI America, a company specializing in resolving workers compensation issues, is donating office space to allow America’s Moms for Soldiers to continue its mission of sending care packages to troops in Afghanistan.
The move allows America’s Moms to remain in Pompano Beach. Since 2009, America’s Moms for Soldiers has mailed more than 40,000 care packages to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Click here to read more.
Little hands but big support for the troops
At every event, America's Moms for Soldiers invites the public to sign large banners with personal messages of thanks, encouragement and support for the troops. The banners are then sent to units in Afghanistan.
The banners are filled with wonderful messages. Especially meaningful are from those who previously served and know the daily dangers of war.
We especially like these handprints from Building Bridges Pre-School in Pompano Beach, FL. The children's special message: "We are why you serve. We love and thank you."
Fort Lauderdale-based troops receive care packages
Families and friends of the 724th Military Police Battalion joined with America's Moms for Soldiers on May 4 to send care packages to their loved ones deployed to Afghanistan.
The 724th is an Army Reserve unit based in Fort Lauderdale.
MIAMI HEAT’S PAT RILEY AGAIN SUPPORTS TROOPS AND AMERICA’S MOMS
Pat Riley is known for building NBA championship teams, including two with the Miami Heat. But he has one special interest beyond basketball – supporting the U.S. military.
He proved that again on Dec. 17, 2012 when he sponsored the packing of 250 care packages to send to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. It was the fourth consecutive year during the holiday season that the Heat president joined with America’s Moms for Soldiers in sending care packages to troops who otherwise do not receive mail. Click here to read more. Click here to see more photos. Click here to see the Channel 6 Video.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
It was Christmas, but it didn’t seem like it at a small base in the mountains of Afghanistan.
Soldiers were going about their daily duties, but a little lonelier than usual. Then the day suddenly got better. One officer started delivering care packages provided by America’s Moms for Soldiers.
“They were all so thankful, and for a moment, forgot it was going to be a long Christmas night,” the officer emailed. “Each one of the soldiers came to thank me for bringing them the boxes and I told each of them where the boxes came from.
“Thank you for helping me bring some Christmas cheer to young soldiers who are so far from home. Thank you so much for caring about somebody who serves so far away and helping him remember the true meaning of Christmas.” Click here to read more of the story.
St. Thomas Aquinas students are reliable supporters of the troops
St. Thomas Aquinas High School students did more than celebrate another state football championship in December. They again held a supply drive in support of America's Moms for Soldiers and U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
St. Thomas students hold an annual drive and gathered enough supplies to fill two SUVs.
Students, from kindergarten through college in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, have become very reliable in their support of the troops. If your school is interested in working with America's Moms for Soldiers in a supply drive or packing session, please call 954-358-9358.
December 12, 2012: Cypress Bay High club lives up to its
name: Friends of Soldiers
December 12, 2012: Cypress Bay High club lives up to its name: Friends of Soldiers
November 11, 2012: Veteran Day Concert
It was a great Veterans Day in Pompano Beach with a special concert to salute the veterans of many eras. America's Moms for Soldiers would especially like to thank Conductor Jim McGonigal and the American Legion Symphonic Band, the New Presbyterian Church and its Concert Choir and soloist James Perkowski.
Concert highlights included a full range of patriotic music from John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." There was a salute to astronaut Neil Armstrong and all veterans stood to applause for their respective military songs.
Huge supply of Girl Scout cookies excites troops in Afghanistan
July, 2012: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida exceeded its goal of collecting donations to purchase more than 35,000 boxes of cookies to send to U.S. troops, with America’s Moms for Soldiers benefiting the most from the Girl Scouts and their loyal customers. Click here to read more and see more photos.
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