Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Soldier's Angel

Audrey Fitzpatrick is proud to have been a Soldier's Angel for over three years now. Soldier's Angels is an organization that has been supporting our nation's military men and women since 2003 with cards, letters and care packages. Audrey says she joined the community because she realized that the men going over to fight were her sons' age and she wanted to show them her support and love.

"Just think about that," she said. "Young men protecting me and my family overseas in a very scary place."

Many of the soldiers just need to hear a kind and supportive voice. What Audrey is doing provides an uplift for our soldiers, boosting morale, showing gratitude for a job well done and further still, helping to keep America safe by ensuring that our soldiers know what they do is important, thereby helping them do a better job.

"The Soldier's Angel motto is 'May no soldier go unloved' and as far as I am concerned I love them all," Audrey said.

Audrey is involved in more than just one cause. She backs up her words with any number of selfless deeds. She collects phone cards every month to send over to the troops so they can call home. Her care packages contain much needed supplies like special boots and even air conditioners. She sends items specifically requested by the soldiers, even snacks that the guys may be missing over there that can only come from home.

At the same time, she never forgets that there are families left behind when a soldier goes off to war. She has helped some soldiers and their families get insurance and doctor visits for their children. In one instance, Audrey went to her fellow employees at Edge Electronics and asked them to put a collection together for the family of a soldier who passed away and left behind a brand new baby. To honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, Audrey visits Calverton Cemetery to put flags down for the fallen.

Another of Audrey's efforts enables everyone to be a part of the effort. Another favorite organization of hers is Fishers House. Supporting America's military in their time of need, Fishers House provide "a home away from home" that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time -- during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.

"I ask everyone that is going to give me a gift to donate to Fisher
House in my name," she said. "Edge donated for my birthday."

Audrey Fitzpatrick does the work of ten people to help restore and support the soldiers and we are all very proud of her here at our company. Her actions stand as a symbol of what one person can do to help others in their time of need. She is an unsung hero in the war effort. But Audrey is very humble about the work she does. It took much wrestling to get her to come forth with all the details of her efforts. Her selflessness is a trait we admire and respect and wish to see her honored for her charitable work. Her actions within the many charitable organizations she belongs to and her personal efforts that she undertakes go a long way to cheer up those soldiers stationed thousands

For more information goto the Soldier's Angels Homepage.