Adopt A US Soldier Mission Statement
To honor active US military personnel, Adopt A US Soldier is a 501c3 volunteer-based organization that connects supportive civilians with deployed troops and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to the brave men and women serving our nation and the world.
The Story From Founder & CEO Ann Johnson
When Ann knew that her only son, Paul, was going to be stationed in Iraq, she asked some of her friends if they would help support Paul’s company. The response was great and grew! One of her friends, an air traffic controller at Denver International Airport, asked her boss if they could adopt Paul’s group. They ended up sending almost $3,000 worth of goods. Then a mistake was made…the soldiers, thinking that they were thanking the DIA group, addressed their letters in care of DIA. However, all of the supporters didn’t work at DIA, so the letters, after being opened, were sent to Ann to re-address and send out to the appropriate people. In tears reading them, Steve W., a retired LT COL U.S. Air Force Pilot and friend of Ann’s, called and alerted the media of Ann’s efforts and the Adopt A US Soldier organization was born. AAUSS will celebrate our 8th birthday on Feb. 4th and we now have over 835,000 supporters from 149 countries / territories / independent states with 57 volunteers.
Sign Up to Adopt A US Soldier
Adopt A US Soldier allows you to show your support for our deployed troops.
Your support makes a huge difference to the soldiers who will appreciate your support more than you could ever know.
You can now choose two different ways to support the deployed troops through Adopt A US Soldier. You can adopt a single soldier and make a long-term commitment sending weekly letters/cards, and optional care packages to your sodlier for the length of their deployment, or you can sign up for Project Frontlines for a one-time or short-term commitment. Both programs will help you show your support for deployed troops that will appreciate your support more than you can imagine. Click here to sign up and adopt your soldier. Click here to sign up for Project Frontlines.
Soldiers can also sign up here to be adopted.
Make A Donation to Adopt A US Soldier
Your support is very important to AAUSS, but most especially to the deployed troops. AAUSS relies solely on the contributions of people like you that want help support our troops. Learn more about making a donation.
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