AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort®, which was founded in 1998, is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to serving deployed United States Service Men and Women to ensure that they are not forgotten by a grateful nation. AdoptaPlatoon strives to provide a better deployment quality of life by sending cards, letters and care packages to lift the troops’ morale as they serve far from home and assist military families. AdoptaPlatoon provides an ongoing mail support system, creates projects that meet the needs of military requests, and establishes special projects that benefit deployed troops representing all branches of the U.S. military. AdoptaPlatoon also serves injured troops through the AAP Walking Wounded Project and assists military veterans, who remain our nation’s heroes though their active service has ended.
Adopt a US Soldier
Adopt A US Soldier is active in over 170+ countries/territories/independent states with over 1,000,000 active volunteers supporting our troops by adopting a soldier. It is very easy to do and more rewarding than you can imagine, and you will show a soldier that you support them and cherish your freedom. The organization asks that you send your soldier a weekly letter or postcard for a long-term adoption because a letter is like a hug from home!
A Million Thanks
A Million Thanks provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women through sending letters and granting betterment of life wishes. The organization also provides higher education scholarships to children of active or veteran military personnel.
Heartillery Group’s mission is to show support, love and gratitude to our troops overseas in simple ways.
Inspired by a 2013 Christmas Card Drive, the Heartillery Group mailed over 15,000 cards in time for our soldiers to receive them on Christmas Day. The project was started and organized by Emily Spencer. Only after 3 months after her wedding, Emily’s husband, Scott, was deployed to Afghanistan for 13+ months. During that time, she has led her own active role with the military community in Norwood, MA and continues to share her mission.
Hugs for Soldiers
Founded in 2003, Hugs for Soldiers is a ministry of Duluth First United Methodist Church in Duluth, GA. Our program is dedicated to offering comforts from home and brightening a soldier’s day with a care package, card or letter of encouragement. Our “adopted” troops, who are deployed thousands of miles away from home, need to be reassured that America cares about them. We provide love and support for our nation’s military who make daily sacrifices for the freedom America enjoys.
Letters to the Troops (Flags Across the Nation)
Flags Across The Nation continues to make a patriotic difference 16 years after the events of 9/11/2001. As a volunteer-run organization, we promote patriotism through the arts. Our projects foster love of the United States of America, respect for the American flag and support for our troops, wounded warriors, recovering soldiers and veterans. We welcome your participation to make a patriotic difference by writing letters to troops and veterans, creating Blankets for Recovery, purchasing veteran art and joining us to promote patriotism through the arts.
Molly’s Adopt A Sailor
In March of 2008 when Molly’s son graduated from Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL, he told her that there were guys at boot camp that never received any mail during the entire time they were there. She went back to her hometown and coincidentally, a co-worker had a nephew leaving for Navy Boot Camp, and she asked if she could write to him. She asked that recruit to pass on letters to recruits not getting any mail. The next thing she knew, she had three recruits writing to her. She continued to correspond with them, and she asked those recruits to pass her information on to other recruits. As the founding members of Molly’s Adopt A Sailor became more indoctrinated into all things military, they learned that not all of our troops were receiving the love and support from home that they so richly deserved. This group decided to make it their mission to change that.
Operation Gratitude seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. military and first responder communities, and to provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. The organization sends care packages filled with entertainment, hygiene, handmade items, non-perishable snacks, and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. troops, first responders, veterans, military families, and wounded heroes and their caregivers.
Operation Post Card (Blue Star Moms)
There is nothing like a letter or postcard from the home front to let a soldier, sailor, Marine or airman know that he or she is supported and their service is appreciated. Don’t underestimate the value of your greeting!
Operation Shoebox embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for our troops deployed overseas and returning home. It is the mission of Operation Shoebox to meet the needs of every hero with dignity and appreciation.
Operation Tarjeta De Navidad
Operation Tarjeta de Navidad sends cards and letters to deployed military personnel and to Hispanic military families! Hispanic Military Wives USA began in December 2007. The organization has been a great help to many military families, in different aspects, and they are dedicated to finding an answer to every problem they possibly can. Their work is completely voluntary but very rewarding.
The Cards Plus Team is dedicated to supporting deployed service members, veterans, and their families with encouraging or celebratory cards and notes. The Cards Plus Team also joins forces with many other Soldiers’ Angels Teams to provide cards for service members, post-9/11 wounded veterans, caregivers and military families supported by these programs.
Support Our Soldiers’ Letters from Home Campaign
Support Our Soldiers (SOS) is a military support nonprofit organization based in Fort Worth, Texas. Founded in July 2011, the organization’s mission is to connect the community and military together by sending custom care boxes, supplies, and letters of support to soldiers deployed overseas so that they know they are loved and not forgotten. Support Our Soldiers is different from other groups in that they are in direct contact with the soldiers so they can tell us exactly what they need. This allows the organization to offer them help they most often would not be able to get any other way.
WCCB and our sponsors, Brothers Heating Cooling & Plumbing and Keffer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, thank you for supporting the U.S. military this holiday season.