How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 250,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2014?

1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff, we strive to maximize the use of donations. We are a 501(c)(3) charity, so your gifts are tax deductible. We accept checks to Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011. You can donate via our mobile website - m.airborneangelcadets.com, or via credit card through our Click and Pledge account.

2) Donate Goods - Our all-volunteer charity is based in the Dallas area, but receives product donations from across the USA for care packages for our Soldiers and Troops overseas. We kindly request that you contact us at support@airborneangelcadets.com before sending any care package goods.
--- WE NEED HELP IN FINDING A NEW WAREHOUSE SPACE ! ---
We have lost our current donated space due to internal expansion by our previous corporate host.
Jetstream Public Relations has kindly generated an informative Press Release on our warehouse space.
More details are on our 'Warehouse Search Update' page (click here), but basically we are looking at two options:

1) Very hard to find - Donated warehouse space of about 2,500 - 4,000 sft, open floorplan, HVAC in large portion, far north Dallas or nearby suburbs, door wide enough for pallets, parking for 10+ cars. If you have any ideas, we would be most grateful for your help.

2) More likely option - Raise about $40,000 to pay for an office/warehouse space for a year ($80,000 for 2-year lease).
A $15,000 Matching Challenge Grant for December 2014 donations has been pledged by one of our great supporters!
We would be very grateful to anyone who can help us with tax-deductible financial donations.
Any excess funds will go towards shipping more care packages to our military troops. Donations can be made online via credit card or can be mailed to:
Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011-6691. EIN: 86-1138447 Email: support@airborneangelcadets.com

5/29/2013

2013 Overview of Troop Levels in Afghanistan

As we continue to send care packages to American troops in Afghanistan, below are some statistics giving an overview of 2013 U.S. and foreign military deployments in Afghanistan. The information is derived from a detailed report, the Afghanistan Index, by Ian S. Livingston and Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institute.

From official Afghanistan government reports, there were 180 military bases operating in Afghanistan at the start of 2013.

The Afghanistan Index reports, "As of April 2013 there were roughly 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan".

February 18, 2013 statistics show the troop levels from all countries in Afghanistan:
68,000   - U.S. troops
352,000 - Afghanistan troops
32,330   - Foreign troops (not from U.S. or Afghanistan)

Of these foreign troops (47 countries) working with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), those countries supplying more than 100 troops are listed below. Australia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom all have over 1,000 troops deployed.

Albania - 221
Australia - 1,096
Belgium - 253
Bulgaria - 419
Canada - 950
Croatia - 245
Czech Republic - 415
Denmark - 568
Estonia - 162
Finland - 125
France - 550
Georgia - 1,561
Germany - 4,400
Hungary - 611
Italy - 3,067
Republic of Korea - 350
Lithuania - 240
Netherlands - 500
New Zealand - 155
Poland - 1,739
Portugal - 179
Romania - 1,595
Slovakia - 238
Spain - 1,305
Sweden - 453
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - 158
Turkey - 1,093
United Kingdom - 9,000

Other countries deploying less than 100 troops as of February 18, 2013:
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, El Salvador, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, Tonga, Ukraine and United Arab Emirates.