Soldiers’ Angels Needs Your Cookie Recipes!

Dear Angels, Warriors, Celebrities, Sponsors, and Friends…

The first Soldiers’ Angels cook book, Angel Delightsthe Cookie cook book, has been a best seller and fund raiser for Soldiers’ Angels, so it is time for SECOND EDITION.
 
 
Please send recipe submissions in the following catagories:

Bar Cookies
Drop Cookies
Roll-and-Cut Cookies
Pressed and Molded Cookies
Brownies and Blondies
Refrigerator and Slice-and-Bake Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Miscellaneous and Unusual Cookies

Celebrity recipes are wanted — Soldiers’ Angels  must receive the recipe directly from the celebrity (ShelleMichaels@SoldiersAngels.org) or to the Angel submitting the recipe however, Soldiers’ Angels cannot accept recipes that are copied from celebrity Web sites and emailed over from Angels.
 
 
We are also collecting recipes for our Meals Ready to Go/Eating on a Budget cookbook that will roll out shortly after the 2nd Cookie cookbook.  We especially encourage our Warriors to get involved with this cookbook– what do you eat- that is fulfulling when you are on limited time/supplies?
 
If you have any inspirational quotes, poems, stories to share- please send them along as well.. (please limit to 3 paragraphs if possible for editing purposes) for strategic placement in the cookbooks- we may need to edit and space is limited, so not all submissions will be included, but we will file away for a future project.
 

Maximum of 10 recipes per person.

Please email MaryAnn for the template (fmawriter@aol.com). The deadline is August 31, 2009 so we can get the book published in time for holiday gift giving. (Please do not wait for the deadline– get your recipes in now.)

Thank you and we look forward to another successful cookie book. To purchase the first edition, please head over to our Angels Store- www.AngelsStore.org. All proceeds from the Angels Store go directly back into supporting our heroes.

Kind regards,

MaryAnn 
fmawriter@aol.com
 
Shelle
ShelleMichaels@SoldiersAngels.org

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Vote for Soldiers’ Angels – $25,000 Social Media Makeover

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Marcelle Turner, CEO of MindComet says, “Our hope is that the campaign will bring the participating organizations some national awareness through affiliation with the program, provide their constituents a focused mission to champion, and will ultimately result in a nationwide uplift in charitable giving driven by the power of social media.” 
 
The contest, created by interactive agency MindComet and dubbedCommuniCause, runs through July 31st.  At the conclusion, a winner will be selected at random from the ten highest vote-getters. One vote per email is counted, but the length of the campaign gives supporters the opportunity to spread the word about the contest through email, personal websites, and relationships within their local community.  

 
In addition to voting, supporters can place a badge on their website, or use Twitter to compile votes through “re-tweets” (@CommuniCause #cause2255).  Click here and scroll down for details.  

 
Competition began April 27, so Soldiers’ Angels has some catching up to do! But we’ve got a great word-of-mouth “ground game,” so the Top Ten isn’t out of reach.  Let’s make it happen!

  
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Support your Recruiter

A letter to Angels and all who love the troops…

Dear Friends,

It is heartbreaking when we lose a warrior on the battlefield, and even more devastating when it happens in an act of violence while they seem to be safe at home. As you probably know, in Arkansas this week, two soldiers who had just begun their service were attacked by a fellow American. Soldiers’ Angels is already working hard to give what comfort we can to the families, recruiters, and others involved–please read on to see how you can support them and their families and friends.

At 23 years of age, William Long was a bit older than the average recruit, but he had obviously decided to stand up and be counted as a defender of his country during wartime.  Perhaps he made his decision with the example of his father–a former Marine–in mind.  Fresh out of boot camp, he was back in his hometown to help the soldiers who had recruited him by sharing his experience of becoming a soldier with friends and acquaintances.  Less is known about Quinton Ezeagwula at this time, who fortunately was only wounded and is expected to recover.  But the same can be said for him–he had the courage and patriotism to volunteer for the military during wartime, and he had been selected to share his story.  Both of them had been recruited by soldiers who worked in that recruiting center.

These two great young men and the recruiters who signed them up are just a sample of the heroes who have stood up to protect us, whose stories are not broadcast so loudly see days.  But they are all still out there, serving quietly far away or right here at home as they keep the commitment they made when they signed up for military service in wartime.  And they need to know Americans are supporting them.  In the middle of this heartbreak, we can stand up and show our support and solidarity with these heroes.  If you would like to write a note of encouragement and appreciation to the recruiters in the station where the shooting occurred, please send a card or letter to the following:

Army-Navy Career Center
U.S. Army Recruiting
9112 N Rodney Parham Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72205

You can also show your support right in your neighborhood, as other recruiting stations of all branches are certainly feeling sympathy and concern for their brothers in Arkansas.  In this time when the actions of our tremendous servicemen and women aren’t always getting the attention they deserve, a thank you and a small gift is a great way to let them know that we remember them and are grateful for their service.  Try dropping by your local recruiting station with a dozen donuts and some gourmet grounds to stock the office coffee pot, or maybe have a couple pizzas delivered and bring some sodas and cups/plates.  If you’ve got kids, cards and drawings from them would certainly be appreciated.  Recruiting is a difficult job even in the best of circumstances, and these days taking the time to thank them for their hard work is a great way to show your support!

More than ever, we need to be sure the brave men and women of the American military know they have our support and undying gratitude.  Let’s stand up and shower them in love and appreciation!

Wingtip-to-Wingtip,

Soldiers’ Angels
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