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Thank A Soldier Week: GayPatriot Raises $4,000 for Soldiers’ Angels

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:28 pm - December 19, 2005.
Filed under: General

I am proud to announce that GP Reader “Tim” and I will both be donating $2,000 each to the Soliders’ Angels charity. Tim generously agreed to match my “vote total” dollar-for-dollar when I first announced the fundraising effort as part of the Weblog Awards contest.

Although the total votes was less than 2,000 (partly because of throwing our support to BratBoySchool), Tim and I agreed yesterday that we will both donate the full $2,000.

I actually tried last week (via PayPal) to donate my half of the $4,000, but it wasn’t working. So I’m going to write a check tonight and mail it. I will scan a copy of the check for anyone who doubts my word.

I also would ask all of you to consider donating to Soldiers’ Angels this Christmas season. They are a great organization that brings a bit of home to our soldiers’ serving overseas.

Finally, a reminder that this is “Thank A Soldier Week.” Just do three simple things…..

Say “Thank You” to at least one member of the Armed Forces as you pass them on the street.

Send an email to a soldier serving overseas, separated from loved ones during the holiday season. Use our simple form – click here.

Make a donation to one of the many charitable organizations providing comfort to the troops and their families at home.

God Bless Our Troops!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. i would like to take the opportunity to give a big mississippi thank you to bruce and tim for their generosity and for being angels. the soldiers angels network is a great organization and with your support it makes it even better. thanks again and merry christmas and happy new year to you both!! thank again

    Comment by monica howse — December 19, 2005 @ 9:22 pm - December 19, 2005

  2. Kudos to both you and Tim, GP……your generosity is enormously appreciated, I am sure.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 19, 2005 @ 10:39 pm - December 19, 2005

  3. Many thanks! from a member of Soldier’s Angels!

    Comment by Kathi — December 19, 2005 @ 10:51 pm - December 19, 2005

  4. Thank you so much for your generous donation to Soldiers Angels. You are helping to make sure that no soldier feels forgotten. Now more than ever we need to make sure that everyone knows how important it is to keep them all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Sara-Soldiers Angel/Proud Army Mom — December 19, 2005 @ 10:52 pm - December 19, 2005

  5. Thank you for everything you are doing to help our Soldiers and Marines!
    …~tae Soldier/Marine Angel

    Comment by tae arnold — December 19, 2005 @ 11:31 pm - December 19, 2005

  6. Thank you so much for all you are doing for Soldiers Angels.

    There will be a lot of smiles on the faces of our hero’s

    thank you so much

    Comment by Christina Weber= soldiers angel - proud army girlfriend — December 20, 2005 @ 1:58 am - December 20, 2005

  7. I am a Soldiers’ Angel from the Northwest and the mother of two Army soldiers (my 24 year old son & 22 year old daughter). Our family became aware of the Soldiers’ Angel organizations last January when my son was badly injured in Iraq.

    While laying on a strecher in the cold in Germany, waiting to be loaded onto a plan that would bring him back to the states for care, he was cold and wishing he had a pillow and blanket. All of a sudden a woman appeared calling his name, gave him a pillow, a quilt, and a backpack with item he would need. Then she was gone.

    We discovered later she was a Soldiers’ Angel and we began to meet many more. All ready and willing to help! Soldiers’ Angels and Fisher House were ture blessing to our family!

    Thank you so much for supporting the Soldiers’ Angel organization!! Your donations will touch many, many lives in ways you can never imagine!

    Comment by Rhetta — December 20, 2005 @ 2:23 am - December 20, 2005

  8. Thank you and Tim SOOOOOO much- you are appreciated by many!!!!!

    Comment by Deana~Proud Soldier/Sailor/Marine Angel — December 20, 2005 @ 2:39 am - December 20, 2005

  9. Thank you so much for your support of our heroes,’

    Comment by patti bader — December 20, 2005 @ 8:45 am - December 20, 2005

  10. I’m also a Soldier’s Angel on my second assignment. This is great support!!

    Comment by Shawn — December 20, 2005 @ 9:55 am - December 20, 2005

  11. Hey GayPatriot and Tim, you guys are angels of hope who inspire the spirit of patriotism.

    Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanza and Eid to all!

    Comment by syn — December 20, 2005 @ 10:21 am - December 20, 2005

  12. Thank you from a Soldiers Angel

    Comment by Sharon — December 20, 2005 @ 10:55 am - December 20, 2005

  13. Mere words are not enough Bruce and Tim to say THANK YOU. Your generosity will bring smiles to our soldiers. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Comment by Denise (PA) — December 20, 2005 @ 11:04 am - December 20, 2005

  14. Thank you for the generous donation to Soldiers Angels!

    Comment by April — December 20, 2005 @ 11:34 am - December 20, 2005

  15. You are fantastic angels!!! Thank You, thank you, thank you!!!! Your patriotism at this time, is an inspiration to us all!!

    God Bless!!

    Comment by Christine B — December 20, 2005 @ 12:12 pm - December 20, 2005

  16. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by A Soldier's Angel — December 20, 2005 @ 12:12 pm - December 20, 2005

  17. Thank you so much!!!

    A Soldier’s Angel

    Comment by BrassyLady — December 20, 2005 @ 12:13 pm - December 20, 2005

  18. Thank you both for your generous contribution. You are helping make many of our brave men and women who are serving our great country feel loved and appreciated. Honorary Angel’s wings to you both!!!!

    san antonio, texas

    Comment by Cindy — December 20, 2005 @ 12:22 pm - December 20, 2005

  19. Thank you so much for your support of Soldiers’ Angels and of our troops!

    Comment by Laurie — December 20, 2005 @ 12:38 pm - December 20, 2005

  20. Hey Bruce & Tim, you rock!!!!!

    I gladly donate my Angel wings to both of you!! You deserve them! You are true angels in every sense of the word! Thank you so much for your donation, every dollar makes such a huge difference, in the lives of our deployed hero’s.

    God bless you and your families.

    Have a great holiday season,

    Eva Andrade – Soldiers Angel Oregon

    Comment by Eva Andrade - Soldiers Angel Oregon — December 20, 2005 @ 12:38 pm - December 20, 2005

  21. God Bless you both for supporting this worthy organization who does so much for our Armed Forces.
    From a grateful Long Island Soldiers Angel

    Comment by Seldenmom — December 20, 2005 @ 1:08 pm - December 20, 2005

  22. Thank you both for your support and your donation. You guys are great!!! THANK YOU!!

    Comment by Kerstin — December 20, 2005 @ 1:13 pm - December 20, 2005

  23. Bruce and Tim, you guys are the best! I’m a New Hampshire angel and I want to thank you so much for your donations to Soldiers Angels. Have a wonderful holiday season.

    Comment by Littleemeraldgreenfrog — December 20, 2005 @ 1:20 pm - December 20, 2005

  24. A BIG Thank you form TEXAS for your generosity Bruce & Tim!

    Louella Sadler

    Comment by Louella Sadler — December 20, 2005 @ 1:43 pm - December 20, 2005

  25. Many thanks from Pennsylvania Soldiers Angel Carol

    Comment by Carol — December 20, 2005 @ 1:43 pm - December 20, 2005

  26. Thank you and to your fellow doner for this incredible blessing at Christmas time. You both deserve honorary wings of gold for your generosity!

    Comment by Lisa Nyberg — December 20, 2005 @ 3:07 pm - December 20, 2005

  27. Bruce and Tim,

    Thank you so very much for your generosity to our heroes. When I think of how much my small packages and letters do for the morale of my adopted soldiers, your amazing gift will go so much farther and do so much more.

    God bless you both.

    Sue in Philly

    Comment by Susan Leighton — December 20, 2005 @ 3:15 pm - December 20, 2005

  28. Bruce and Tim, thank you so much for this great donation to help us continue supporting our deployed heroes. It is greatly appreciated by many.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with a safe and wonderful Holiday Season to all.

    Linda D in Arkansas (SA LWT co-Leader)

    Comment by Linda D — December 20, 2005 @ 3:32 pm - December 20, 2005

  29. Thank you both so much for your donation! It is greatly appreciated! Soldiers’ Angels is a wonderful organization and I am proud to be a part of it.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

    Janice (KY Angel)

    Comment by Janice C — December 20, 2005 @ 4:20 pm - December 20, 2005

  30. Thank you so much for your generosity. As the spouse of of soldier deployed in Iraq, I can’t tell you how much your efforts, as well as the efforts of so many amazing angels, is truly appreciated. Happy Holidays!

    Proud Army Wife
    Proud Soldiers Angel

    Comment by Melissa — December 20, 2005 @ 4:35 pm - December 20, 2005

  31. Thank you very much for the generous donation.
    I am a proud member of the Soldiers Angels and an Army mom. Knowing people like you are out there helping to make our mission possible is wonderful.
    My heartfelt thanks
    Soldier Angel Robin ( Eagle Mom)

    Comment by Robin ( Eagle Mom) — December 20, 2005 @ 4:38 pm - December 20, 2005

  32. Thank you so much for supporting our brave men and women through you generous donation to Soldiers Angels.

    Soldiers Angel in Orlando

    Comment by Mary - Soldiers Angels — December 20, 2005 @ 5:04 pm - December 20, 2005

  33. thank you so much for your donation to soldier’s angels. your efforts make a world of difference to our soldier’s.

    Patricia (CA Angel)

    Comment by patricia — December 20, 2005 @ 5:43 pm - December 20, 2005

  34. Thanks so much for this generous donation to Soldiers Angels. We all appreciate it so much!
    Debbie in MI.

    Comment by Debbie Bert — December 20, 2005 @ 5:47 pm - December 20, 2005

  35. Again, Bruce and Tim, words cannot express the emotion that I feel as I try to write something that accurately expresses how greatful I and all the other members of Soldiers’ Angels are for what you are doing. You have earned your wings in oh so many ways. Please keep up the good work because it is people like you who keep us going!

    Joanna, proud Soldiers’ Angel

    Comment by Joanna — December 20, 2005 @ 5:52 pm - December 20, 2005

  36. Thank you so much for your generosity it is sincerely appreciated!

    Comment by Marcia — December 20, 2005 @ 6:03 pm - December 20, 2005

  37. WOW Thank you so much for your generous donation to Soldiers Angels. God bless you!

    Natalie, proud Soliders Angel supporter in MI

    Comment by natalie — December 20, 2005 @ 6:14 pm - December 20, 2005

  38. Thank you from another Soldiers’ Angel…you have no idea how much this means to us.

    Merry Christmas!

    Jennifer, Michigan

    Comment by Jen — December 20, 2005 @ 6:47 pm - December 20, 2005

  39. Thank you sooooo much from a proud Virginia Soldiers’ Angel. Merry Christmas!!! Heather

    Comment by Heather — December 20, 2005 @ 7:21 pm - December 20, 2005

  40. It is because of Patriots like You and Tim that Our HEROES WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN !!!!
    Bless You Both !

    Comment by Ethel -MD Soldiers Angel — December 20, 2005 @ 7:27 pm - December 20, 2005

  41. Thank you both so much. Your generosity is just amazing. God bless you both!!! There are no words to really convey how grateful everyone is. I hope this simple heartful thank you from a proud member of the Soldiers’ Angels network will suffice.

    Comment by Retta - Angel in NC — December 20, 2005 @ 7:32 pm - December 20, 2005

  42. Bruce and Tim, from myself and all my adopted warriors thank you so much for your contribution. Please know it will go to good use. In helping our warriors and their families. Cathy

    Comment by Cathy Soldiersangels Illinois — December 20, 2005 @ 7:40 pm - December 20, 2005

  43. thank you both for your wonderful act of kindness! God bless you!

    Diane(soldiers angels, NY)

    Comment by Diane Fairben — December 20, 2005 @ 8:11 pm - December 20, 2005

  44. Thank you for such a wonderful donation, I am touched by your kindness!!

    Comment by Sharon (Jersey Shore) angel — December 20, 2005 @ 8:30 pm - December 20, 2005

  45. Bruce and Tim – You guys ROCK! Thank you and God Bless you both for this generous donation to a great cause! We really appreciate you!!

    Comment by Karen (Oregon Angel) — December 20, 2005 @ 10:33 pm - December 20, 2005

  46. YOU ROCK!!! Thanks soooo very much for the nice donation. Gail

    Comment by Gail — December 21, 2005 @ 12:39 am - December 21, 2005

  47. Thank you for your exceptional generosity, Bruce and Tim. Support from home means everything to our men and women in uniform. Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.

    Soldiers’ Angels Germany

    Comment by MaryAnn — December 21, 2005 @ 7:09 am - December 21, 2005

  48. Thank you so much for your generosity and patriotism!

    Merry Christmas,
    Soldier’s Angel

    Comment by Shannon — December 21, 2005 @ 4:12 pm - December 21, 2005

  49. Bruce & Tim,
    Angel Hug’s To you both.. Thank You for Your Kindness.You both have a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.. God Bless You.

    (Illinois Soldiers Angel )

    Comment by Glenda — December 22, 2005 @ 10:20 am - December 22, 2005

  50. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping Soldiers’ Angels. I’ve been an Angel forever and I deeply appreciate your donation!!!

    Comment by Connie — December 22, 2005 @ 1:15 pm - December 22, 2005

  51. Bruce & Tim,
    Thank you so much for you generous gift to Soldier’s Angels. You are awesome people who even came through in spite of the votes being less than the required 2000 votes. You guys have our votes for sure, and next time I hope we come through for you, as you are doing for so many Soldiers. God Bless you and have a great Holiday Season.
    Barbara – Soldier’s Angel – Ocean City, Maryland

    Comment by Barbara — December 24, 2005 @ 3:29 am - December 24, 2005

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