Each issue in this section, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charity that benefits military veterans and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every charity we showcase on this page.
This issue we are highlighting Soldiers’ Angels, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides assistance and programs to aid the men and women serving in the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard; deployed service members’ families; and the growing population
Soldiers’ Angels was founded in 2003 by Patti Patton-Bader, the mother of a deployed Army staff sergeant. She began by simply sending care packages to her son in Iraq; the effort grew to include sending packages to his entire platoon.
Over the years the organization expanded its mission, with thousands of volunteers around the country involved in assembling tens of thousands of aid backpacks to Combat Support Hospitals, providing more than 6,000 computer devices with voice recognition for soldiers with wounds to their eyes and/or hands, shipping Kevlar blankets to protect unarmored Humvees in war zones, and setting up flights for families to reunite with their wounded troops. The nonprofit organization also runs the “Women of Valor” program, which honors female caregivers of post-9/11 wounded, ill, and injured service members.
In addition, the nonprofit is approved to work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and offers resources, support, and remembrances to families whose loved ones have died in service to their country.
For more information, visit soldiersangels.org.