Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

USASOA Monthly Brunch Fellowship

Join the volunteers and staff of United Soldiers and Sailors of America - USASOA for our July brunch and learn more about the programs and services offered by our nonprofit military and veteran service organization. This is a great opportunity for current volunteers to catch up on our events and activities as well as to welcome prospective members and volunteers who may be interested in joining our mission.
Learn more about how USASOA directly impacts the quality of life for our ill, injured and wounded as well as the veteran and military communities at large. www.USASOA.org

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Boots On The Ground Collection Drive To Support Our Homeless and At-Risk Veterans

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For the past 2 years, USASOA has partnered with Giant Foods to hold a monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign in front of their stores during the warmer months. Upon entering the store, our volunteers hand their customers a card with a list of the items most needed by our wounded at Walter Reed Military Hospital and for our at-risk and homeless veterans. We ask them to please consider making a purchase of one or several of the items and to drop them off at our table in front of the store as they leave.

DONATION LIST - Supplies We Need
*Please note, for patient safety, all items must be new & unused.
Toiletries (for men & women)

Full Size Body Wash
Full Size 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Mouthwash
Chapstick
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant (male & female)
Electric Razor
Hairbrushes
Laundry Detergent Pods

Clothing Items S-XL (black, grey and navy blue)
Sweatshirts (hoodies with and without zippers)
Open Bottom Sweatpants (non-cinch bottoms)
Plain athletic shorts (nylon workout shorts)

Gift Cards
Amazon or Target Gift Cards
Gas Cards (Exxon, Sunoco, Shell, BP)
Giant/Safeway Gift Cards
Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards
Subway Gift Cards

Electronics
Xbox One and PS4 Games (New Releases)
PS4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
I-Pad, I-Pod touch, PS4, Xbox One

Other Items
Quilts/Blankets
Coloring Books (adult & children)
Crayons & Colored Pencils
Small Children’s & Baby Toys
LEGOs (all ages & sizes)
Prepackaged Snacks – beef jerky, trail mix, chips,
fruit snacks, granola bars etc

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help support our programs and services that have a direct and meaningful impact on the quality of life for our wounded and their families in need. Donate any of the items above or contribute your time and energy. Contact us directly at 202-607-3525 or by going to the Volunteer page on our website.

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

BOOTS ON THE GROUND Collection Drive For Our Wounded Veterans In Need

For the past 2 years, USASOA has partnered with Giant Foods to hold a monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign in front of their stores during the warmer months. Upon entering the store, our volunteers hand their customers a card with a list of the items most needed by our wounded at Walter Reed Military Hospital and for our at-risk and homeless veterans. We ask them to please consider making a purchase of one or several of the items and to drop them off at our table in front of the store as they leave.

DONATION LIST - Supplies We Need
*Please note, for patient safety, all items must be new & unused.
Toiletries (for men & women)

Full Size Body Wash
Full Size 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Mouthwash
Chapstick
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant (male & female)
Electric Razor
Hairbrushes
Laundry Detergent Pods

Clothing Items S-XL (black, grey and navy blue)
Sweatshirts (hoodies with and without zippers)
Open Bottom Sweatpants (non-cinch bottoms)
Plain athletic shorts (nylon workout shorts)

Gift Cards
Amazon or Target Gift Cards
Gas Cards (Exxon, Sunoco, Shell, BP)
Giant/Safeway Gift Cards
Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards
Subway Gift Cards

Electronics
Xbox One and PS4 Games (New Releases)
PS4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
I-Pad, I-Pod touch, PS4, Xbox One

Other Items
Quilts/Blankets
Coloring Books (adult & children)
Crayons & Colored Pencils
Small Children’s & Baby Toys
LEGOs (all ages & sizes)
Prepackaged Snacks – beef jerky, trail mix, chips,
fruit snacks, granola bars etc

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help support our programs and services that have a direct and meaningful impact on the quality of life for our wounded and their families in need. Donate any of the items above or contribute your time and energy. Contact us directly at 202-607-3525 or by going to the Volunteer page on our website.

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

USASOA 5th Anniversary Gala - Honoring Our Heroes

  • The Peidmont Room at Gallery Place (map)
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Join the leadership, staff and volunteers of United Soldiers and Sailors of America - USASOA as we gather to celebrate the 5th-year anniversary of our organization's founding. 

A SPECIAL EVENING CELEBRATING AND HONORING OUR HEROES AND THE SACRIFICES THEY MADE FOR OUR FREEDOM

It all started 5 years ago when our two co-founders, Christopher McDonald and John Yori realized that there can be no better way in which to honor the memory of our fallen heroes than to support our ill, injured and wounded service members and veterans whom God left in our care.
The core mission of USASOA has been and remains to provide the essentials of life: food, shelter, heat, utilities, toiletries and more to our most vulnerable and at-risk veterans who lack the resources necessary to live a healthy, safe and dignified life –a life that they earned and deserve.

Since then, USASOA has grown to include focus-driven programs and services to directly respond to the major issues and challenges that face our military and veteran communities. Through our direct engagement policy, USASOA leadership and volunteers have supported hundreds of service members, veterans, their families and caregivers over the past 5 years.


The ongoing USASOA programs and services strive to reflect the priorities and needs of our veteran and military communities:
 
Wounded Defenders of Freedom Fund: provides the essentials of life such as food, heat, utilities, transportation, and more to our most vulnerable veterans and their families who struggle from time to time.

Boots on the Ground: our grassroots campaign to raise awareness and collect need items and resources from American public for those veterans and service members in need.

OPERATION Reboot: Operation: REBOOT is our peer to peer support group for all military and veterans of every age and period of service. The core objective of USASOA OP-REBOOT is to bring together and facilitate support and encouragement among service members and veterans who share common yet varied experiences while utilizing life-affirming, therapeutic and recreational activities.

USASOA Ambassador’s League: conducts regularly scheduled goodwill visits to our military hospitals to meet our ill, injured and wounded who continue down the long road to recovery. In addition to the care and support that the USASOA Ambassadors bring to our recovering wounded, they also bring with them care packages consisting of healthy sacks, gift cards, books, toiletries and more. Many of the items that make up the care packages come from the USASOA Boots On The Ground collection drive. 

BBQ For Our Heroes: Since 2013, USASOA has been providing monthly BBQ’s beginning in May and wrapping up in October for our ill, injured and wounded service members recovering at Walter Reed Military Hospital. Held on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, this morale-boosting program raises their spirits while proving them with an outstanding, traditional outdoor BBQ event. Lots of food, music, snack and care packages.

Storm The Streets: As a veteran service organization dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are treated as our greatest national treasures, our homeless outreach program, Storm the Streets, directly engages veterans living on the streets. Our volunteers bring them a warm meal, blankets, and the offer of living a healthy, safe, and dignified life - one that they truly deserve.
   
USASOA Advocacy Program:  We support a meaningful and effective legislation and policy agenda that directly impacts the quality of life for our military and veteran communities. USASOA seeks to organize and work within various, nonpartisan coalitions consisting of government agencies, and other veteran service organizations and groups to better the lives of the over 20 million American veterans in this great nation.

Thanks to generous support from our donors, additional funding and resources are enabling us to expand the scope of our capabilities and to reach more veterans in need. With the support of larger corporations and local businesses, we are training and enlarging our committed volunteer force to build a stronger, more resilient nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all service members and veterans are treated as our greatest national worthy of our time, energy and national treasure.

 

 

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Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Volunteer Meeting: Creating Care Packages For Our Homeless Veterans

  • United Soldiers and Sailors of America (map)
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Join USASOA volunteers as we meeting to discuss upcoming event, programs and services and we also need help putting together care packages for our homeless and at-risk veteran outreach program, Storm The Streets 

Please send an email to john@usasoa.org if you are able to volunteer an hour or so this coming Saturday. We will also need volunteers to actually assist with our Storm The Streets program.

 

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Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

July 4th - Red,White and Brew Celebration

  • United Soldiers and Sailors of America (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join the board, staff, and volunteers of USASOA on the rooftop of our office building as we gather to celebrate the birth and independence of our great nation. Our rooftop patio has an amazing unobstructed view of the Capitol Building dome, the Washington Monument, and the fireworks display. Avoid the crowds and the long lines and enjoy the evening. 

Space is limited, book your ticket early. Enjoy live music, appetizers, as well as a selection of both red and white wine and beer. The cost is only $85 per person - all proceeds will go toward supporting OPERATION REBOOT, our peer to peer, veteran fellowship group, Tickets can be purchased now and space is limited. 

Our office address is 700 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington, DC 20003. It is right across from the Eastern Market Metro stop (blue, orange, and silver lines). The building access is in an alcove next to Trader Joes. An escort will be in the lobby to take you to the rooftop as the elevator is secure.  Tickets are available now by going to

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Boots On The Ground - Collection Drive For Our Wounded And Homeless Veterans

For the past 2 years, USASOA has partnered with Giant Foods to hold a monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign in front of their stores during the warmer months. Upon entering the store, our volunteers hand their customers a card with a list of the items most needed by our wounded at Walter Reed Military Hospital and for our at-risk and homeless veterans. We ask them to please consider making a purchase of one or several of the items and to drop them off at our table in front of the store as they leave.

DONATION LIST - Supplies We Need
*Please note, for patient safety, all items must be new & unused.
Toiletries (for men & women)

Full Size Body Wash
Full Size 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Mouthwash
Chapstick
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant (male & female)
Electric Razor
Hairbrushes
Laundry Detergent Pods

Clothing Items S-XL (black, grey and navy blue)
Sweatshirts (hoodies with and without zippers)
Open Bottom Sweatpants (non-cinch bottoms)
Plain athletic shorts (nylon workout shorts)

Gift Cards
Amazon or Target Gift Cards
Gas Cards (Exxon, Sunoco, Shell, BP)
Giant/Safeway Gift Cards
Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards
Subway Gift Cards

Electronics
Xbox One and PS4 Games (New Releases)
PS4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
I-Pad, I-Pod touch, PS4, Xbox One

Other Items
Quilts/Blankets
Coloring Books (adult & children)
Crayons & Colored Pencils
Small Children’s & Baby Toys
LEGOs (all ages & sizes)
Prepackaged Snacks – beef jerky, trail mix, chips,
fruit snacks, granola bars etc

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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

USASOA Operation Reboot

TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER

Operation: REBOOT is our peer to peer support group for all military and veterans of every age and period of service. The core objective of USASOA OP-REBOOT is to bring together and facilitate support and encouragement among service members and veterans who share common yet varied experiences while utilizing life-affirming, therapeutic and recreational activities.  By building trust and fellowship we seek to establish and maintain a sense of mutual support so as to combat and displace barriers that prevent us from engaging and living a healthy, positive life. Being there for each other on common ground makes a real and lasting difference.

If you are interested in this program, which is open to all veterans and active duty service members of every age and time of service, please send us a confidential message as your privacy is our utmost concern.  Contact Us.  You may also want to know when we will be holding our next event: http://www.usasoa.org/events/2018/6/3/usasoa-operation-reboot

 Operation Reboot events foster a renewed sense of commardiere, brotherhood, sisterhood, and belonging paramount to the importance of being able to express the personal experiences as a service member and as a veteran.  

Our first event for 2018 will be an outdoor BBQ - all food and drinks will be supplied, there is no charge for joining this group or in participating in any of our events. Activities for the BBQ include: volleyball, basketball, cards, and for those who wish to share thoughts and ideas, discussion groups will be available. Join us for a wonderful, relaxing time, coming together with old friends and perhaps meet new ones. 

Exact details and location for this first event will be announced on the Operation Reboot 'closed-group' Facebook page and by email. 

Operation Reboot events foster a renewed sense of commardiere, brotherhood, sisterhood, and belonging paramount to the importance of being able to express the personal experiences as a service member and as a veteran. 

In an effort to maintain a sense of decorum and respect for each member of the group, Operation Reboot is a closed group on social media. The purpose of making this Facebook event page is to attract more members to the group who may see the value in participating or in helping others. 

If you are interested, please go to our website http://www.usasoa.org/contact-us/ to send us a private message. You may also request to join our closed Facebook Group Page to stay up to date on our various events and programs in 2018 https://www.facebook.com/groups/248858165615060/#USASOA #OperationReboot

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May
26
9:30 AM09:30

Rolling Thunder - 2018

  • 22nd and Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC (map)
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This year's Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom will be held on Friday, May 25th thru Monday, May 28th, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia.
USASOA will once again be a participating Veteran Service Organization representing the ill, injured and wounded whom we serve including our supporters and sponsors. Once again we will have a booth at Rolling Thunder to greet the tens of thousands of participants over the weekend event.
Join us in honoring and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our freedom including our MIA/POW service members.
Contact us for more information or volunteer opportunities.

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May
20
10:30 AM10:30

BBQ For Our Heroes at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (map)
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United Soldiers and Sailors of America proudly announces our 5th year of holding our BBQ FOR OUR HEROES program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda Naval Base in Maryland for our ill, injured and wounded service members and their visiting families and friends. This amazing, morale-boosting program serves to let our wounded know that they and their incredible sacrifices are not forgotten.

Beginning in May, USASOA holds monthly outdoor BBQ's on the grounds at Walter Reed culminating in late October with our famous Chili-Fest Contest. Volunteers and sponsors are welcomed. Contact us for details. 

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

USASOA - Boots On The Ground Collection Drive

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Stop by the Giant Food Store, 948 Bay Ride Road in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, May 19, 2018 between 10 am and 2 pm for our monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND collection drive to support our ill, injured and wounded veterans and their families in need.

Volunteer an hour or 2 on Saturday to have a direct impact on the quality of life for our wounded who are struggling, our homeless veterans and our military families who often lack the essentials to live a healthy, safe and dignified life. Our freedom was won for us by these brave men and women, it's our turn to #GiveBack. 

DONATION LIST - Supplies We Need
*Please note, for patient safety, all items must be new & unused.
Toiletries (for men & women)

Full Size Body Wash
Full Size 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Mouthwash
Chapstick
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant (male & female)
Electric Razor
Hairbrushes
Laundry Detergent Pods

Clothing Items S-XL (black, grey and navy blue)
Sweatshirts (hoodies with and without zippers)
Open Bottom Sweatpants (non-cinch bottoms)
Plain athletic shorts (nylon workout shorts)
 

Below is a list of some of the items we collect and which are needed most by our wounded at Walter Reed Military Hospital as well as through our homeless veteran outreach program, Storm The Streets

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Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

USASOA Volunteers' April Brunch

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Join the volunteers and staff of United Soldiers and Sailors of America - USASOA for our April brunch and learn more about the programs and services offered by our nonprofit military and veteran service organization. This is a great opportunity for current volunteers to catch up on our events and activities as well as welcome prospective members and volunteers who may be interested in joining our mission.

Learn more about how USASOA directly impacts the quality of life for our ill, injured and wounded as well as the veteran and military communities at large

Visit our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/204944413596461/

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

USASOA Ambassador's League Visit to Walter Reed Military Hospital

  • Walter Reed National Military Medcial Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The USASOA Ambassador's League volunteers make regularly scheduled visits to our Military Hospitals to bring our ill, injured and wounded service members provide them with the care and comfort they deserve. 

These morale-boosting visits provide our wounded with the care and comfort they deserve as they progress down their long road to recovery. USASOA Ambassadors also bring with them care packages filled with healthy snacks, gift cards, books and toiletries that are given to the wounded during these visits. Many of the items in the care packages come from another USASOA program Boots On The Ground - our collection drive campaign. Simple acts of gratitude and appreciation go a long way to ensuring that our wounded heroes understand just how much we appreciate and respect their individuals sacrifices. 

If you are interested in joining the USASOA Ambassador's League, please click the following link to learn more and to apply: USASOA AL

 

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

USASOA Boots On the Ground Collection Drive

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Boots On the Ground is a grassroots campaign that serves and accomplishes two vital components of the overall mission.

First, it raises awareness among the American people to the current struggle for essential goods and services that many of our ill, injured and wounded veterans and their families encounter.

Secondly, Boots on the Ground  is an actual collection drive to gather various basic items and goods for our wounded veterans and their families in need. And then distribute them in local communities. 

 If you are interested in holding a Boots On the Ground in your neighborhood,  school, office or in front of a grocery store, please click the link below for more information. 

Please consider making a donation of one of the items in the list below. If you are able to do more, please do so. The items can be mailed to our office - please consider using Amazon Smile as United Soldiers and Sailors of America is charity-associated. For larger orders, we will arrange to pick them up from your home or office in the DC Metro area

Mailing address:
United Soldiers and Sailors of America
700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Suite 2104
Washington, DC 20003

In addition, for the past 2 years, USASOA has partnered with Giant Foods to hold a monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign in front of their stores during the warmer months. Upon entering the store, our volunteers hand their customers a card with a list of the items most needed by our wounded at Walter Reed. We ask them to please consider making a purchase of one or several of the items and to drop them off at our table in front of the store as they leave.

DONATION LIST - Supplies We Need
*Please note, for patient safety, all items must be new & unused.
Toiletries (for men & women)

Full Size Body Wash
Full Size 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Mouthwash
Chapstick
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant (male & female)
Electric Razor
Hairbrushes
Laundry Detergent Pods

Clothing Items S-XL (black, grey and navy blue)
Sweatshirts (hoodies with and without zippers)
Open Bottom Sweatpants (non-cinch bottoms)
Plain athletic shorts (nylon workout shorts)

Gift Cards
Amazon or Target Gift Cards
Gas Cards (Exxon, Sunoco, Shell, BP)
Giant/Safeway Gift Cards
Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards
Subway Gift Cards

Electronics
Xbox One and PS4 Games (New Releases)
PS4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
I-Pad, I-Pod touch, PS4, Xbox One

Other Items
Quilts/Blankets
Coloring Books (adult & children)
Crayons & Colored Pencils
Small Children’s & Baby Toys
LEGOs (all ages & sizes)
Prepackaged Snacks – beef jerky, trail mix, chips,
fruit snacks, granola bars etc

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Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

USASOA Veteran Advocacy Meetings on Captiol Hill

As a nonpartisan organization, we proudly place our mission first and meet with Congressional member from all political parties who believe as we do that our veterans and our military are our greatest national treasures and who will work to ensure that they are treated as such.

USASOA visits the offices of members of Congress on a monthly basis to advocate for effective policy and legislation that will enhance and support the lives of our veteran and military communities. Through our streamlined programs and services, USASOA maintains a direct connection with our wounded veterans, their families and care givers, including the overall veteran and military community. With specific, first-hand information, we are able to relay the challenges and issues facing our veterans and military directly to Congressional leadership in the hope of finding accurate and significant resolutions. Anyone who may wish to join our advocacy program, please contact us.

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Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

USASOA 'Boots On the Ground' Collection Drive

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The USASOA 'BOOTS ON THE GROUND' campaign was established nearly 5 years ago as a grassroots effort to procure the personal items and other necessities needed most by our ill, injured and wounded at Walter Reed Military Hospital. Since then, USASOA and our volunteers have been able to collect and distribute tens of thousands of dollars in goods and services to our wounded servicemembers and their families.

Please consider making a donation of one of the items in the list below. If you are able to do more, please do so. The items can be mailed to our office - please consider using Amazon Smile as USASOA is charity-associated. For larger orders, we will arrange to pick them up from your home or office in the DC Metro area

Mailing address:
United Soldiers and Sailors of America
700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Suite 2104
Washington, DC 20003

In addition, for the past 2 years, USASOA has partnered with Giant Foods to hold a monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign in front of their stores during the warmer months. Upon entering the store, our volunteers hand their customers a card with a list of the items most needed by our wounded at Walter Reed. We ask them to please consider making a purchase of one or several of the items and to drop them off at our table in front of the store as they leave.

DONATION LIST - Supplies We Need
*Please note, for patient safety, all items must be new & unused.
Toiletries (for men & women)

Full Size Body Wash
Full Size 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Mouthwash
Chapstick
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant (male & female)
Electric Razor
Hairbrushes
Laundry Detergent Pods

Clothing Items S-XL (black, grey and navy blue)
Sweatshirts (hoodies with and without zippers)
Open Bottom Sweatpants (non-cinch bottoms)
Plain athletic shorts (nylon workout shorts)

Gift Cards
Amazon or Target Gift Cards
Gas Cards (Exxon, Sunoco, Shell, BP)
Giant/Safeway Gift Cards
Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards
Subway Gift Cards

Electronics
Xbox One and PS4 Games (New Releases)
PS4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
I-Pad, I-Pod touch, PS4, Xbox One

Other Items
Quilts/Blankets
Coloring Books (adult & children)
Crayons & Colored Pencils
Small Children’s & Baby Toys
LEGOs (all ages & sizes)
Prepackaged Snacks – beef jerky, trail mix, chips,
fruit snacks, granola bars etc

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USASOA 'BOOTS ON THE GROUND' Collection Drive
Mar
1
4:00 PM16:00

USASOA 'BOOTS ON THE GROUND' Collection Drive

  • United Soldiers And Sailors Of America (map)
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The USASOA 'BOOTS ON THE GROUND' campaign was established nearly 5 years ago as a grassroots effort to procure the personal items and other necessities needed most by our ill, injured and wounded at Walter Reed Military Hospital. Since then, USASOA and our volunteers have been able to collect and distribute tens of thousands of dollars in goods and services to our wounded servicemembers and their families. 

Please consider making a donation of one of the items in the list below. If you are able to do more, please do so. The items can be mailed to our office - please consider using Amazon Smile as USASOA is charity-associated. For larger orders, we will arrange to pick them up from your home or office in the DC Metro area

Mailing address:
United Soldiers and Sailors of America
700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Suite 2104
Washington, DC 20003

In addition, for the past 2 years, USASOA has partnered with Giant Foods to hold a monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign in front of their stores during the warmer months. Upon entering the store, our volunteers hand their customers a card with a list of the items most needed by our wounded at Walter Reed. We ask them to please consider making a purchase of one or several of the items and to drop them off at our table in front of the store as they leave. 

DONATION LIST - Supplies We Need
*Please note, for patient safety, all items must be new & unused.
Toiletries (for men & women)
Full Size Body Wash
Full Size 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner
Travel Size Lotion
Travel Size Mouthwash
Chapstick
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Deodorant (male & female)
Electric Razor
Hairbrushes
Laundry Detergent Pods

Clothing Items S-XL (black, grey and navy blue)
Sweatshirts (hoodies with and without zippers)
Open Bottom Sweatpants (non-cinch bottoms)
Plain athletic shorts (nylon workout shorts)

Gift Cards
Amazon or Target Gift Cards
Gas Cards (Exxon, Sunoco, Shell, BP)
Giant/Safeway Gift Cards
Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards
Subway Gift Cards

Electronics
Xbox One and PS4 Games (New Releases)
PS4 and Xbox One Wireless Controllers
I-Pad, I-Pod touch, PS4, Xbox One

Other Items
Quilts/Blankets
Coloring Books (adult & children)
Crayons & Colored Pencils
Small Children’s & Baby Toys
LEGOs (all ages & sizes)
Prepackaged Snacks – beef jerky, trail mix, chips,
fruit snacks, granola bars etc

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Feb
14
11:00 AM11:00

Valentine's Day Tribute to our Wounded Heroes

Supporting our wounded heroes at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

USASOA Ambassadors League members will be visiting our ill, injured, and wounded at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Valentine's Day to deliver hundreds of cards and letters that we received from our supporters and other grateful Americans. We will also be handing out Valentine's Day care packages filled with healthy snacks, toiletries, books and other necessities. Let us never forget the incredible sacrifices that our ill, injured and wounded service members have made for our freedom. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show our wounded heroes our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude. There is still time for you to send a card or letter which our Ambassador's League volunteers will deliver. Please consider making a $20.00 donation to help us purchase additional Valentine's Day care packages. 

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Ambassador's League THANKSGIVING visit at Walter Reed Military Hospital
Nov
21
10:30 AM10:30

Ambassador's League THANKSGIVING visit at Walter Reed Military Hospital

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (map)
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Our organization's programs are designed to actively engage our ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans on a one on one basis. As a result of that close connection, we have developed the Ambassador's League Program to directly assist our wounded service members and veterans while they are in our care by making visits to our local military hospitals. Once a month we hold an orientation and training session in our office for new volunteers who wish to join this program. The class is taught by professional healthcare providers who offer their services to our volunteers free of charge. If you are interested in becoming a USASOA Ambassador, please go to Volunteers Page now and fill out the form. Also, look on our Event Page for the next Ambassador's Training Session. This incredible program allows every day, appreciative Americans who have always desired to have a direct impact on the quality of life for our heroes to do just that. Sign up now, volunteer or take on a larger role within our organization.    

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REBOOT - Together For Thanksgiving
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

REBOOT - Together For Thanksgiving

REBOOT is 'closed' peer to peer support group for all military and veterans with a core objective to enable and to promote a spirit of friendship and unity in a private group setting.  Building fellowship and trust through various supportive, therapeutic,  and recreational activities help to remove barriers especially for those who would otherwise be too inhibited to do so. Many of the planned activities include:   Fishing, Outdoor BBQ Events, Learning How To Landscape, Garden and Raise Vegetables,  Hiking and Walks,  Day Trips, Visiting Military Retirement Homes and Other Social Events that foster a renewed sense of belonging and trust which is of paramount importance to being able to express the personal experiences encountered as a service member or as a veteran. 

This program is being offered to all veterans of every age and era of service - we believe strongly that a veteran is a veteran. Please also ask to join our closed Facebook Group. 

For privacy, this is a closed group but open to any an all veterans who wish to join. Please contact us for more information on REBOOT and to join the group. #BeStrong #BeThere #HereForEachOther

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USASOA Board of Directors Meeting
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

USASOA Board of Directors Meeting

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The Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers meet once a phone via Uber Conference to discuss our mission's impact on our wounded veterans and their families as well as to analysis our programs and services to ensure we are not only meeting the stated goals of our mission but that we are being successful in that regard. Anyone who wishes to join us is more than welcome. Please contact us for information on how to join the conference and we will be happy to include you as a guest or as a new, prospective volunteer or staff member. 

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Dining Out For Our Heroes
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Dining Out For Our Heroes

On Veteran's Day this year, Saturday, November 11, 2017 - dine out at one of the participating restaurants in the Washington, DC. Maryland or Virginia area to show your care and support for our ill, injured and wounded veterans and their families.

United Soldiers and Sailors of America - USASOA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of providing for the care and comfort of our wounded and their families, especially those in need. Join us this Veteran's Day and together we will ensure that our veterans are treated as our greatest national treasures.

A list of participating restaurants will be made available soon. If any restaurant or business would like to participate, please go to our web site: www.USASOA.org and send us an email or call us 877-226-9033

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Ambassador's League Visit To Our Wounded Heroes At Walter Reed Military Hospital
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Ambassador's League Visit To Our Wounded Heroes At Walter Reed Military Hospital

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (map)
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Our organization's programs are designed to actively engage our ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans on a one on one basis. As a result of that close connection, we have developed the Ambassador's League Program to directly assist our wounded service members and veterans while they are in our care by making visits to our local military hospitals. Once a month we hold an orientation and training session in our office for new volunteers who wish to join this program. The class is taught by professional healthcare providers who offer their services to our volunteers free of charge. If you are interested in becoming a USASOA Ambassador, please go to Volunteers Page now and fill out the form. Also, look on our Event Page for the next Ambassador's Training Session. This incredible program allows every day, appreciative Americans who have always desired to have a direct impact on the quality of life for our heroes to do just that. Sign up now, volunteer or take on a larger role within our organization.    

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A Howling Halloween Costume Contest and Fundraiser
Oct
28
to Oct 29

A Howling Halloween Costume Contest and Fundraiser

  • St. Arnold's Mussel Bar (map)
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Join our volunteer, staff, and supporters for a fun evening of spooks, ghouls and spirits all the while raising awareness and funds for our mission to support our ill, injured and wounded veterans and their families in need. The core mission of USASOA is to provide the essentials of daily living: food, shelter, utilities, heat, toiletries and more to those veterans who have fallen through the cracks or who have become marginalized and are in the greatest of need. Help to support our mission by showing up to this event, volunteering your time and energy or becoming a partner for our cause.

WE would like to thank the owner of St. Arnold's Mussel Bar in DC for his many years of dedicated service to ur nation as an Army veteran and for deeply understanding that the USASOA mission is a mission of mercy and a priority for som many of the wounded who we have and continue to serve with his support and that of some many other of our partenrs and donors. We could not exist without grateful Americans like Mark Moore who wish to give back to his fellow veterans in need thorugh our mission.

 

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Ambassador's League Visit to Walter Reed Military Hospital
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Ambassador's League Visit to Walter Reed Military Hospital

Our organization's programs are designed to actively engage our ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans on a one on one basis. As a result of that close connection, we have developed the Ambassador's League Program to directly assist our wounded service members and veterans while they are in our care by making visits to our local military hospitals. Once a month we hold an orientation and training session in our office for new volunteers who wish to join this program. The class is taught by professional healthcare providers who offer their services to our volunteers free of charge. If you are interested in becoming a USASOA Ambassador, please go to Volunteers Page now and fill out the form. Also, look on our Event Page for the next Ambassador's Training Session. This incredible program allows every day, appreciative Americans who have always deserved to have a direct impact on the quality of life for our heroes to do just that. Sign up now, volunteer or take on a larger role within our organization. 

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Waggin N' Walkin - Charity Dog Walk To Support Our Wounded Veterans
Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Waggin N' Walkin - Charity Dog Walk To Support Our Wounded Veterans

Join United Soldiers and Sailors of America - USASOA for our Second Annual, WAGGIN N' WALKIN - charity dog walk fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for our wounded defenders of freedom and their families who are struggling for the essentials of daily life: food, shelter, utilities, toiletries and much more. USASOA also advocates for the overall health and well-being of our entire veteran community - we strongly believe that our veterans are our greatest national treasures and work to ensure that they are treated as such. Don't have a dog, then walk with us anyway or bring your strollers and ride your bikes.

Register now. In keeping with the Fall, Halloween season, we invite all owners and dogs to dress up in costume as your favorite super hero and we will take your picture at our photo pop-up booth.  We will be gathering in the park at Dupont Circle at 9:30 am and the walk to the White House will begin promptly at 10:30.  

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REBOOT - Peer to Peer Brunch
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

REBOOT - Peer to Peer Brunch

In October we will begin gathering for Brunch. TBA - check in with us for the location.

REBOOT is 'closed' peer to peer support group for all military and veterans with a core objective to enable and to promote a spirit of friendship and unity in a private group setting.  Building fellowship and trust through various supportive, therapeutic,  and recreational activities help to remove barriers especially for those who would otherwise be too inhibited to do so. Many of the planned activities include:   Fishing, Outdoor BBQ Events, Learning How To Landscape, Garden and Raise Vegetables,  Hiking and Walks,  Day Trips, Visiting Military Retirement Homes and Other Social Events that foster a renewed sense of belonging and trust which is of paramount importance to being able to express the personal experiences encountered as a service member or as a veteran. 

This program is being offered to all veterans of every age and era of service - we believe strongly that a veteran is a veteran. Please also ask to join our closed Facebook Group. 

For privacy, this is a closed group but open to any an all veterans who wish to join. Please contact us for more information on REBOOT and to join the group. #BeStrong #BeThere #HereForEachOther

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TEAM USASOA Monthly Board Meeting
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

TEAM USASOA Monthly Board Meeting

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The Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers meet once a phone via Uber Conference to discuss our mission's impact on our wounded veterans and their families as well as to analysis our programs and services to ensure we are not only meeting the stated goals of our mission but that we are being successful in that regard. Anyone who wishes to join us is more than welcome. Please contact us for information on how to join the conference and we will be happy to include you as a guest or as a new, prospective volunteer or staff member. 

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USASOA Monthly BBQ FOR OUR HEROES - Chili-Fest Contest
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

USASOA Monthly BBQ FOR OUR HEROES - Chili-Fest Contest

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the past 4 years, USASOA has been holding monthly BBQ's at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for our ill, injured and wounded heroes. We begin the season in May and end with our famous Chili Fest Contest in October and we invite several of the wounded to judge the contest. Over the years of holding this morale-boosting event, we have served hundred of hamburgers, hot dogs, as well as other traditional outdoor BBQ foods and drinks.We also set up a table with toiletries, healthy snacks, games and more for our wounded to take back to their rooms. Much of the items we distribute come from incredibly generous contributors who wish to show our wounded that they are not forgotten. And, other items are collected during our monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND collection drive. 

We are also searching for volunteers, partners and supporters to help ensure that this terrific program continues at Walter Reed and we hope to expand BBQ FOR OUR HEROES to other military medical facilities around the country. Join us by donating or volunteering now

 

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Monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND Collection Drive
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly BOOTS ON THE GROUND Collection Drive

Every month for the past 4 years, USASOA has been holding our BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign to collect much-needed items and resources for our ill, injured, and wounded veterans of every age and era. We believe strongly that a veteran is a veteran regardless of when or where they may have served our nation. 

Please join us at the Giant Food Store, 948 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis Maryland on Saturday, September 16, from 10 am to 3 pm. Volunteer your time and energy or make a DONATION that we may purchase the following items which we collect for our wounded:

Toiletries for Men and Women: Shaving Cream & Gels - Disposable Razors, Body Soap -Shampoo, Deodorant, Tooth Paste, Tooth Brushes, Mouthwash

Support For Military Babies: Disposable Diapers: newborn and up, Baby Wipes and Powders, Unscented Lotions, New Stuffed Animals, Baby Blankets and Socks, Baby Toys, etc.

Healthy Snacks: Bottled Water, Cookies, Chips, Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, Protein Bars, Beef Jerky, and Individually Wrapped Snacks and more

Rehab Tools: Plain Black Back Packs, Pens/Pencils/Crayons/Coloring Books/Word Search/Crossword Puzzles/Board Games.

Gift Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Amazon, iTunes, etc.

If you are unable to Volunteer - please make a donation now by going to the following link: DONATE - in the designation box, please put 'BOOTS ON THE GROUND' so that we restrict your tax-deductible donation to ensure that 100% of your donation goes directly to the purchase of the items above and more. 

For security purposes, we are unable to accept any homemade foods. All other items must be new and unopened.  If you would like to hold a BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign in your area, please contact us

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Ambassador's League Visit To Provide TREATS FOR OUR HEROES Walter Reed Military Hospital
Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

Ambassador's League Visit To Provide TREATS FOR OUR HEROES Walter Reed Military Hospital

  • Walter Reed National Military Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our organization's programs are designed to actively engage our ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans through a streamlined, one on one basis. As a result of that close connection to the personal needs of our wounded service members and veterans, we have developed the Ambassador's League Program to directly assist them while they are in our care by making visits to local military hospitals. Once a month we hold an orientation and training session in our office for new volunteers who wish to join the USASOA Ambassadors League. The class is taught by professional healthcare providers who offer their services free of charge. If you are interested in becoming a USASOA Ambassador, please go to Volunteers Page now and fill out the form. Also, look on our Event Page for the next Ambassador's Training Session. This incredible program allows every day, appreciative Americans who have always desired to have a direct impact on the quality of life for our heroes to do just that. Sign up now, volunteer or take on a larger role within our organization.  

Sign up to become a USASOA Ambassador for our wounded heroes or donate now to help us fulfill our mission and our promise as grateful Americans to #NEVER FORGET the sacrifices made by our wounded for our freedom. www.PayPal.me/USASOA to make a tax-deductible donation.  

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Ambassador's League Training Session For Prospective & Existing Volunteers
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Ambassador's League Training Session For Prospective & Existing Volunteers

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We hold monthly training and orientation sessions for new and existing USASOA Ambassador's to join us at Walter Reed Military Hospital as we visit our ill, injured and wounded service members. 

Our organization's programs are designed to actively engage our ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans on a one on one basis. As a result of that close connection, we have developed the Ambassador's League Program to directly assist our wounded service members and veterans while they are in our care by making visits to our local military hospitals. Once a month we hold an orientation and training session in our office for new volunteers who wish to join this program. The class is taught by professional healthcare providers who offer their services to our volunteers free of charge. If you are interested in becoming a USASOA Ambassador, please go toVolunteers Page now and fill out the form. Also, look on our Event Page for the next Ambassador's Training Session. This incredible program allows every day, appreciative Americans who have always desired to have a direct impact on the quality of life for our heroes to do just that. Sign up now, volunteer or take on a larger role within our organization.  

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USASOA October Brunch
Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

USASOA October Brunch

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Join us for our Fall and Winter monthly Brunches. If you are a current volunteer or would like to learn more about USASOA programs and services which have a direct and meaningful impact on the quality of life for our ill, injured, and wounded service members and veterans and their families. - please join us. 

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