More than 30 volunteer and support members of the Lehighton Solders' Angels Pennsylvania support team collected donations for veterans outside the Boyer's Food Market in Tamaqua. The Lansford American Legion Riders, who staged about 15 of their motorcycles in front of the store, also donated and participated in the collection. The volunteers collected donations for veterans by grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well selling other items. The Lehighton Soldiers' Angels support team has been active in Lehighton and surrounding areas since 1996. Currently, Soldiers' Angels, a volunteer led non-profit group, has over 3,300 registered soldiers in Pennsylvania and also have support teams in many other states and countries around the world. Soldiers' Angels (SA) currently supports tens of thousands of American military personnel stationed wherever we raise our nation's flag. In December 2004, an online forum was created to provide coordination for the thousands of Angels helping to meet the needs of our heroes. The Soldiers' Angels stress that they are always looking for donations. Rae McLaughlin, Soldiers' Angels National Community Network Coordinator and Pennsylvania State Coordinator encourages anyone who wants to help veterans, join the Soldiers' Angels or donate to contact her at (610) 751-6186, email firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com or via Facebook. Pictured grilling hot dogs and hamburgers during the donation collection is Lehighton Soldiers' Angel member That's Diane Hannon.
Soldier's Angels, Legion Riders always collecting for veterans
Thursday, May 5, 2011