Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Hood, Texas

I'm sure most of you are aware of the tragic event that took place at Fort Hood yesterday. And if you are like me you feel that you wish you could do something to help.
I was so happy to read of a suggestion here on Southern Hospitality.

Soldier's Angels is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families.
If you would like to help the victims of the Fort Hood tragedy, this organization is collecting encouraging cards, and NEW stuffed animals for the victims' families.

The address is:

Soldier's Angels
4408 Pan Am Expressway
San Antonio, Texas 78218

Please keep these families in your prayers as well as all our military who risk life, limb, and sanity while safeguarding others.


  1. Thanks for this, Eileen. I didn't see it on Rhoda's blog yet, so I'm glad you had it here. That sounds like a good group.

    I've been trying not to dwell on the frighttening part of this because the cousin I adore most is in the Middle East right now. This will make me feel like I'm doing something pro-active and being productive.



  2. How good of you to let us know. What a great idea. Thank you Eileen.

  3. This is so like you Eileen. You are ever thoughtful of people you don't even know!
    Thank you for this info. It helps when you don't know where to start. Thank you Eileen, you are an angel. Love Di

    'Thank you for sharing this information - I will participate in kind. It is all so tragic.

    Love and appreciation for ALL you do
    Love Gail

  5. Eileen- Leave it to you to find a way to help.:) You are an absolute angel! Thank you for sharing this with us. It will be nice to be able to help. Such a tragedy... Lori

    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog, Sweetie. You always know how to make me smile.:)

  6. DEEPEST SIGH EVER! I am just sick about it. Thank you for the information. You are like everyone said and angel! and my word verification is "uproar" how significant it that!

  7. Thanks for posting the address Eileen...I will read more about it and do something!

  8. Thanks for sharing this, Eileen.

    What can any of us say at a time like this? What happened is just so uncalled for, so unnecessary, so unfair... No one can fathom the pain that the families must be going through.

    The truth is that no one can really give them the comfort that will help ease the pain even just a bit, no one but God alone...

    But at least we can reach out to them, and offer a little prayer, light a candle, send a heartfelt card, a bouquet of flowers, or a stuffed toy. Yes, the Lord tells us to weep with those who weep.

    You must be grieving too, in your own way, for these are your countrymen. I grieve with you, dear friend. May God's comfort reach your heart today and in the days to come.


  9. Hello Eileen! You are just the sweetest angel...that's why we all love you SO MUCH!!
    This was a very sad tragedy...very sad...
    So much sadness going on everywhere...we just have to keep praying :)
    Love you!! Jerelene

  10. Thank you for sharing, I will send cards Eileen and say many prayers for all.....hugs to Mia and Jayden....:-) Hugs

  11. So glad you posted this, Eileen...I put a link to Rhoda on my blog as well, so we can get as many people helping as possible. I'm still in shock over this...its much more than meets the eye...terror in our own military base. Our country is truly fighting for its life from within and without...we can pray, call Congress, and help the victims of this evil. You are a sweetie for posting this...hope the word get out to many. I really want the families of Fort Hood soldiers to know that the American people care and are standing with them. We owe it to them to speak out and stand up against those that would harm us.

    God bless you, sweet Eileen!


  12. Thanks so much, everyone.
    I have a reunion tonight (girls from grade school and high school friends will be there) and I'm going to bring this information with me.
    It's a frustrating feeling to be so helpless in a situation such as this. I am so grateful to Rhoda for posting this!

    Take care, everyone.
    Love to you all,

  13. Thank you, Eileen!!! What a wonderful idea...I have felt so helpless in light of this terrible tragedy! You have given me a way to help!!!I'm so glad that you have posted this!!! You are such a caring lady! God bless you! Have a wonderful reunion tonight!! Love to you! Janine XO

  14. Hi Eileen, This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. This tragedy is so shocking. I think we must be more aware of what is going on around us. My heart goes out to all of the people affilated with Fort Hood and they're families.

  15. Hello Eileen!
    Hope you have a wonderful time at your reunion!!
    You are such a sweetheart...
    Love You...Jerelene

  16. Eileen...You are a caring and kind person. Thank you for posting this. (I commented here yesterday...but like the comment on Marcy's vanished....sigh.) I send you smiles and love.

  17. Hi E,
    It seems my comments have been disappearing too, and yesterday I posted John Micheal Talbots songs on my Video Bar and some terrible music came up.
    This is such a horrific event, and my heart and prayers go out to the families...brings tears to my eyes just thinking of the pain this senselessness has brought to so many.
    God Bless America (((HUGS))) T