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?
Thank You to All Who Attended "USJOE's Salute to our Troops".
St. Michael's Soldiers and St. Joseph's Music Ministry are extremely gratefull to everyone who attended our shows over the past weekend. Because of your support, forward deployed men and women of our military will be receiving "Home Sweet Home" packages this Christmas. Heartfelt thanks for everyone who helped make this possible.
Welcome Home Lt. Timoney!
, Friday, August 16th. Florida Times-Unions
A big welcome home is planned Friday for an Army veteran who was severely wounded in Afghanistan in 2012.
First Lt. Ryan Timoney will arrive at Jacksonville International Airport about 9:30 a.m. and be driven to Fields Cadillac, 7999 Blanding Blvd., on the Westside, where he and his wife, Kelby, will be greeted and transferred to a convertible. A police-escorted motorcade of veterans, family and friends will follow, headed down Interstate 295 to Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin for a large welcome at the “Catholic Corners” at Old St. Augustine and Loretto roads. The motorcade will then continue down Loretto to Timoney’s parents’ home at 1140 Durbin Parke Drive in Julington Creek, with the street lined with Patriot Guard Riders, family, friends and neighbors.
St. Michael’s Soldiers, a volunteer nonprofit, is organizing the welcome. For more information, go to stmichaelssoldiers.org.
Here's the story as covered by the Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make Our Five Cards for Freedom Poker Run A Great Success! Florida Times-Union:
Please Motorcycle ride keeps motor running for nonprofit that supports military serving abroad
The all-volunteer St. Michael's Soldiers sends 'home sweet home' boxes.
By David Bauerlein
The Iraq War is over and combat in Afghanistan is winding down, but the motorcycles were still revving up loud as ever Sunday for a fundraiser supporting military members serving overseas.
Joined by Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester, the long line of bikers rode to benefit Jacksonville-based St. Michael’s Soldiers, an all-volunteer nonprofit based in Jacksonville.
Kathy Signorile, who founded St. Michael’s Soldiers in 2010, said the group’s mission is crucial as ever to support those “going over and risking their lives and their limbs.”
“That’s something we just can’t let be forgotten,” she said. “We need to let them know that what they’re doing matters.”
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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 donate the amount you feel comfortable with at:
If you would like to donate by check, please mail to:
St. Michaels Soldiers
2855 Everholly Lane
Jacksonville, Florida 32223
Donations of needed
items can be dropped of at:
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: The Latest Information Regarding Lt. Ryan Timoney's Ongoing Recovery
By Kathy Signorile, Founder, St. Michael's Soldiers
It has now been 1 year since the terrible attack on 1st Lt. Ryan Timoney and his fellow troops in Afghanistan. I’m thrilled to tell everyone that Ryan is recovering well.
The past year has been an extremely trying, busy and exciting time in Ryan’s life. Still suffering from the injuries received on May 20, 2012, Ryan has encountered many surgeries along with painful and difficult physical therapies.
Ryan celebrated his marriage to the love of his life Ms. Kelby Sims in March 2013, and later with Doctors decided that the correct direction of recovery for him would include the amputation of a portion of his left leg.
Ryan is recovering well, has received his first prosthesis and is living happily with his beautiful bride Kelby in Bethesda, MD.
Please continue to pray for the recovery of Ryan as he now looks forward to the possibility of more surgeries including one to remove the ball bearings that are still lodged in his skull and spine. Also, please pray for the families of Capt. Jesse Ozbat and 2nd Lt. Tobias Alexander who were lost during the same attack, as well as all of our lost and deployed members of our United States Military.