S.O.S. does not accept donations from service members, their families or sweethearts, at any time, for any reason.
Your generous contributions to Soldiers Organized Services will help provide no-cost ground transportation to our American Heroes between the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, and the Palm Springs and Ontario Airports, Greyhound or AMTRAK stations. Unless reporting for active duty, our service members are not reimbursed for this travel, so a visit home while on pre-deployment or holiday leave can cost them a small fortune; with gratuity, a taxi could cost well over $175 for the 63 mile trip each way to and from Palm Springs (twice that to Ontario). We strive to keep our expenses at a level that will allow us to provide reliable transportation to as many service members as possible, and do it in a safe and efficient manner.
Please join us in sending our service members home to see their loved ones! Lend us a helping hand with your generous one-time or recurring contribution to S.O.S., Soldiers Organized Services.
October 21, 2015
Thank you for all of the rides that you provide to fellow service men and their families and love ones. It is very generous and thoughtful as well.
– Sarah Jenkins, Miami Florida
December 5th, 2017
Thanks so much for your service to our service members and country.
November 17, 2016
Thank you for your service. And for taking time to provide transportation to those who need it. Because of y’all I can make it home for the Holidays.
After 20 years in the military, it is refreshing to see that there are still people & organizations that realize the need for support of our younger troops and care enough to do so. Thanks from a Veteran and a proud Grandfather of a young Marine!
-Ronnie Phillips, North Pole, Alaska
December 16, 2018
Thank you for all your service with helping driving all of us. We all appreciate how everyone help us. It’s greatly appreciated that you volunteered give up your time to pick us up to bring us to our destination.
New Iberia, LA
Dec 1, 2016
Thank you so much for everything that you give to our local community and the blessing it is to have for us those who have served. Thank you
Dec 5, 2016
Thank you guys so much u guys make it possible for me to go home and see my loved ones and that means more then the world to me
Something as simple as a reliable ride to or from the airport can be the deciding factor in whether you get to go home or not. Thankfully I had reliable transportation for this trip and while I was home I proposed to my fiancée, so we’d both like to say thank you for helping me and other marines get to and from home safely without any worries.
-Ryan Gerald, Scottsville, KY
Once again your generosity and willingness to serve our young Marines in their time of need. If that’s getting them to and from the local airports on normal or emergency leave where in many times its very shot notice your organization continues to come through for us. Thank you for all you do for these young Marines and the Marine Corps.
– SSgt Aaron B. Haney ICO PFC Alexandria Husbands
October 18, 2015
I am so thankful for this service. I am a disabled Marine Corps Veteran and I am going to see my Marine son graduate his MOS school. I don’t think I could manage getting there any other way. Thank you!
– Aloha, Oregon
December 18, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your own lives to support us.I truly appreciate it.
November 27, 2016
Thank you all so much for what you do. You’re making Chirstmas with my family possible this year. There are no words that can properly explain how grateful I am.
Paw Paw, Michigan
Thank you so much for everything that you do for veterans that have to travel across country. We as a military family both Marine Corps and Army thank you from the bottom of our hearts God bless you all and have a wonderful thanksgiving and Christmas season.
– Roger Carrasco, Anaheim CA
November 21st, 2017
I would just like to personally thank you and this whole organization a lot of people take things like these for granted and don’t realize how much effort is actually put into something as special as this and thanks to you my Christmas will be a lot less hectic and that much more enjoy able, thank you
Newfane, New York
Thank you to all of those who take care of my brothers and sisters, along with myself. We really do appreciate the services that you make available to us, so we can go home.
– Grants, NM
December 14th, 2017
Thanks for helping us and making it easier to find our way back home. You guys are greatly appreciated!
Bronx, New York
December 13th, 2017
Thank you so much for going out of your way to do the. It warms my heart to know that there are people out there who want to give their time to help me. Thank you so much and may God bless you!! Merry Christmas!
Dec 22, 2015
Thank you so much for this service! Truly a blessing especially with how much everyone spends to travel home over the holidays. Truly this is a great service!
– North Fond Du Lac, WI
I appreciate everything that this organization does for the Marines. I know it must be a lot of work to do this. So you have the utmost respect and thanks from me and my fellow Marines. Thank you.
– Mathew Bevillard, Lowell, MA
Nov 9, 2015
This is PFC Roy Grabowski thank you guys for all that you do, it really helps my fellow marines and me travel home for the holidays. So thank you guys for everything!
-Gates Mills, Ohio
November 19. 2016
You guys ROCK! Thank you for your contribution to service members all over. Because of SOS, I get to see my family this year and I am so grateful. You really make the difference!
Boiling Springs, SC
Oct 21, 2015
What an AMAZING service….can’t thank you enough. My husband will be meeting his sister in law for the first time (she has been in the family 2 years) AND grandma gets to see her five grand babies. The drive to ONT and back was a limiting factor. Thank you…Thank you…Thank you!!!!!!!!
– Katie 29 Palms, CA
My son is heading to the Middle East. I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to help him pack and visit with him prior to deployment. It means a great deal to our entire family to have such support from our fellow Americans.
-Thana Schafer, Eugene, OR
December 15, 2016
This “thank you” note is from grateful parents of a young Marine. Our son has never had to deal with scheduling flights, and basically getting around on his own. Our big concern, was how to get him to the airport without breaking the bank. The service that SOS provides almost seemed too good to be true… and that it was made up of volunteers dedicated to helping our Marines was beyond amazing! We were blown away when we learned what you’re all about. A simple “Thank You” just doesn’t seem to express the extent of our gratitude for what you all do. Our son is now able to get home for Christmas – we’re all so excited to see him, and of course he is thrilled to come home. It is touching to know that there are caring people that are willing to invest their time and efforts into these Marines. We send our deepest, most sincere gratitude to you all.
December 17, 2018
Thank you for all you do for marines like myself and give us the time of day many wouldn’t think about.
La porte, Indiana
Thank you so much for what you do. A taxi from 29 Palms to Palm Springs would be approx. $200 which is a lot for me. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and helping myself and my fellow Marines get home for the holidays. Thank you and God Bless!
– PFC Wetteland, Andrew – Oswego, IL
October 21, 2015
Thank you! I am going to visit my son for the first time at the base and this program allows me to ride to the airport on a day my son has to work, so it saves him a 3 hour round trip drive on a work day! Thank you!
– Shawna Simpson, Austin, TX
Thank you very much for doing this. My only concern in getting home for the holidays was getting transportation to the airport. My Relief went sky high when my SGT told me about Ya’ll. Thank you!
– Justin Mitchell, Latham, MO
November 10, 2016
Thank You so much for taking my Grandson PFC Charley Kidder to the airport and home again after his leave. We are so thankful to all of you.
Thank You again
Dec 20, 2015
I cannot appreciate you guys enough. I have used the SOS service before and had a great experience. Our platoon has just returned from the 15th MEU and our leave starts later than the rest of our battalion, so I’ll have to say that I we are especially grateful for the SOS service this year! Again, thank you for everything!
-Grants Pass, OR
Getting my things to 29 Palms has been difficult enough,the service you provide is so awesome and has relieved a lot of stress on me to getting to and from the airport without any form of transportation of my own.
-Spencer J Warren, Louisville KY
I want to say I am very grateful for the service that you help provide for my fellow Marines and I. This is my second time using this service and this time you are allowing me to save a lot of money and make it home in time for the birth of my first child, my son. Thank You. God Bless.
-Clint Mullens, Crowell, Tx
December 10th, 2017
Hi, my name is PFC. Castillo.
I’d like to say thank you to all the volunteers & donors to make this program work.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
You guys are a life saver! My friends car broke down the day before my flight and I was able to schedule a ride home after serving 4 years this is my first time reaching out for help. I’m almost in tears. I don’t have enough words to express my thanks.
-Ruben, Missouri City, Texas
November 28th, 2017
Thank you so much for this awesome service.
Tim & Kelly Watkins
November, 14 2016
I think it is fantastic that there are so many opportunities to help military members and their families and friends. I have used the S.O.S. in July of this past year and it was a wonderful experience. I will continue to support your organization in the days to come . By the way…I had Paul as my driver from Ontario to Twentynine Palms both coming and going and he was great!
November 22nd, 2017
Thank you all so much for the great service that you provide me, and all of my brothers. It means so much to have a service like this to help us get to where we need to go.
Seagrove, North Carolina
Oct 31, 2016
I’ve only used SOS rides twice in my stay at 29 Palms and both times were excellent, this next will be my last so thank you, thank you very much for the time and effort you all put in to helping us.
November 22nd, 2017
Thank you so much for an opportunity to be able to spend Christmas time with my family. It will probably be the only time I will get to spend time with them for the next year to come.
Easly, South Carolina
We are so grateful for the service you provide. My daughter is visiting her brother for the weekend. They will not be seeing each other for 9 months as she is going on a 9 month mission trip. It was impossible to find a flight out of Ontario at a time he could get her there, so your service is so appreciated and eases our minds.
-Jan Kreis. Shore wood, Il
Thank you to all the supporters for everything you’ve givin me. Its been 6 months since ive seen my family and im on my way home to see my brand new born nephew. Its going to be good to see my dad again, after so long.
Thank you and god bless.
– Marcus, vancouver WA
Thank you for supporting the shuttles for marines like myself to go back home. It takes a great burden to know we have a solid and expense paid ride to and from airports. Without this service it wouldn’t be possible for me to go back home.
-Dustin, Beaverton, MI
November 16, 2016
I appreciate your hard work and dedication to help me visit my family. It means so much because I was already worrying about transportation and you guys are always there. I have not seen my family in probably more than 6months. It’s a blessing to have you guys. Thank you!
Thank you so much for what you do. In all honesty, SOS is an organization that deserves to be recognized for their commitment to service members and their families with both a humble heart and helping hand. You are very much appreciated and loved by many. THANK YOU!
-PFC Morales Garcia, Waco, Texas
December 2nd, 2017
I really appreciate the work you guys do for us Marines and Sailors! Many of us would have a difficult time making it to the airports without SOS!
December 5th, 2017
Thankyou all so much. Without you I would not get to go home and see my family for Christmas.
Much love for you all.
– Pvt. Lathrop MCCES
Thank you so much for providing a ride to me. I have not seen my wife and daughter in 4 months I miss them so much and can’t wait to see them =)). My heart is lifted out of my chest because of your amazing service to my fellow Marines and I. God Bless you all in love you all.
-Roger Carrasco, Anaheim CA
Nov 8, 2016
I will be Arriving Monday to go see My Son Graduate from the Marines School so I would like to Say A Big Thank you for making Our Ride Possible to get to Tweenty nine Palms. May God Bless Y’all for making this Happen.
San Antonio, Texas
November 16, 2016
Thank you so much for all yall do! Because of your generosity I am able to see my marine and I could not be any more grateful. Yall are such amazing people and deserve so much more than just a thank you! I appreciate your services and I look forward to meeting some of yall next week! Peace and blessings! Happy Holidays!
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