St. Michaels Soldiers
Making a Difference for the Deployed Men and Women of Our United States Military
Every day, brave men and women of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard deploy to forward bases in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places around the world. They leave family, friends, and simple creature comforts that we take for granted.
St. Michael's Soldier's is a faith-based, not for profit ministry that provides a "little bit of home" to the deployed men and women of the US military. We do this through "Home Sweet Home" boxes, filled with basic, personal items that are used everyday, but may not be readily available to those who have volunteered to protect our freedom; items like tooth brushes and tooth paste, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, t-shirt, socks, blankets, food items, and prayer.
These men and women dedicate their lives for the freedoms that too many take for granted. Won't you help make it a little more comfortable for them? Learn more...
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How you can help bring a little bit of home to a deployed servicemember
Packaging and shipping our "Home Sweet Home" packages to our deployed service people is expensive. If you would like to help defray these costs with a donation, please send to:
St. Michaels Soldiers
2855 Everholly Lane
Jacksonville, Florida 32223
Item donations needed items can be dropped of at:
Cadillac of Orange Park
7999 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32244
St. Josephs Catholic Church
11730 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32244
Or call us at 904-599-7855
UPDATE: Prayer Request for Lt. Ryan Timoney
Ryan Timoney is showing signs of improvement, according to a story in the First Coast New's web site.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ryan Timoney, a local soldier critically injured in Afghanistan, is showing signs of improvement. His mother, Diane Timoney, tells First Coast News he is conscious and writing messages to his family. Wednesday will mark a month since his unit was attacked by a suicide bomber and two other soldiers in his unit were killed. She says he will be moved out of Walter Reed on Friday, and flown to a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center in Tampa. When he woke up last week, she says he first wrote out, "I love you," to his family, before asking for something to eat. He's now using a wheelchair to get around Walter Reed, and his family remains hopeful he will continue to improve in the coming days. If you would like to send him a card, his address is:Please pray for recovery for Ryan and for strength and guidance for Diane, Greg and his brother William. Please pray for the medical team that will be taking care of Ryan. As well as the souls of Capt. Jesse Ozbat and 2nd Lt. Tobias Alexander, who were killed in the attack, and their loved ones.
Ryan Timoney James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612-2000 First Coast News