Soldiers’ Angels Leads the Way
Soldiers’ Angels offers a number of programs to serve our military families, deployed service members, wounded service members and veterans. The idea originated in 2003 with military mom Patti Patton-Bader, whose son was deployed in Iraq. Patton-Bader gathered friends and neighbors to send care packages to her son’s platoon.
In 2004, Soldiers’ Angels grew into a non-profit with a system to support the troops by matching the needs of soldiers with people back home who wanted to volunteer for care packages, quilt making, baking or letter writing. And now, Soldiers’ Angels has grown into one of the largest volunteer-centered organizations dedicated to supporting our troops, veterans and their families. In 2017 alone, Soldiers’ Angels served over 320,000 service members, veterans and their families.
Operating under the motto “may no soldier go unloved,” Soldiers’ Angels volunteers work tirelessly to support these active duty and retired service members and their families.
Soldiers’ Angels VP Programs Louie A. Guzman makes packed lunches for veterans with Vulcan S.H.E. Administrative Assistant Tricia Garcia and Soldiers’ Angels Regional Director Jacqueline Smith.
The Vulcan Southwest Division first partnered with Soldiers’ Angels in 2017 for the first Quarry Crusher Run in Texas. Given that San Antonio is Military City, USA, Soldiers’ Angels was a natural charity partner for this race. “The initial idea behind the Quarry Crusher Run was to invite neighbors and other community members into our facility in a fun way to show them what happens behind the gate,” said Katy Boney, Human Resources Supervisor, “but having the ability to raise money and awareness for an organization like Soldiers’ Angels makes it truly special.”
Vulcan again partnered with Soldiers’ Angels for the 2018 Quarry Crusher Run and was a sponsor for the charity’s 15th-anniversary event. In total, Vulcan has raised or donated $30,874.00 for Soldiers’ Angels, and numerous employees have given their time and effort to volunteer at events hosted by the organization.
To learn more, please visit soldiersangels.org
Soldiers’ Angels Family Support Program Manager Alexis Boyd