Welcome to American Soldier Network

9/11 affected every American.

…for Annie Nelson, it was a life-changer.

Founder, Annie Nelson

Corporal Jesse Schertz

Having no real knowledge of our troops but a fierce need to do something, she decided to write. And write she did.
Corporal Jesse Schertz, hit by suicide bomber on 12/22/2004, became Annie’s first Pen Pal. The Marine in Iraq and Annie at home shared tears, fears, tragedies and triumphs.
The faith and friendship of two strangers brought together by war has proudly grown into the American Soldier Network.

We all can make a difference…

American Soldier Network


Show Your SOUL Donate Your SOLES


A National Outreach Campaign for American Soldier Network

Angels Within Inc DBA American Soldier Network EIN 033-0713731

Yes we are crazy! Help us collect 25,000+ pairs of USED SHOES!

A Florida-based organization collects old/used shoes, repairs and distributes them to impoverished villages and communities in 3rd world countries.

● Baby/toddler, teen/youth, mens/womens – Boots, slippers, sandals, high heels, tennis shoes

● Over 630 million shoes are thrown away every year in America creating chemical compounds too difficult to breakdown in our Landfills.them FREE to impoverished villages and communities in 3rd world countries.


● Once 25,000 pairs reach the operation hub, Shoes are cleaned-up, repaired & re-fab’d. Then, the Shoes are distributed to the local towns’ people.

● This employs the local residents, giving them a trade, skill & a paycheck.


● When the challenge is met, a check for $0.40 per pound of shoes goes to our American Soldier Network to aid the annual veterans outreach projects and advocating for veterans needs nationwide. This campaign directly aids our active duty military, our combat wounded men/women and veterans or all eras. Our Heroes NEED US!!

DEADLINE November 7, 2014

Shoe PARTY Shoe LOAD Sunday 11/9/2014

Illusion Cycles our Shoe HQ

(Shoes need to be together in pairs)

DROP BOX LOCATIONS (See full chart below)

 ● Illusion Cycles 14726 Goldenwest Street, Suite F Westminster – 714-894-1942

A special Thanks to our Sponsors:

HD San DiegoRD imageHD VictorvilleBofA logoUnited Studios of Self DefenseLos_Angeles_Film_School_356967


LA, CALos Angeles Film School 6363 Sunset BlvdHollywoodKiki Hua- Black (323) 860-0789
New YorkNy Ny RDMCFlushing & NYCBrad Borst brad bkborst@gmail.com
MINONK/Pontiac/Bloomington/El Paso/Dana/Rutland/PeoriaMary Cunningham mairc63@gmail.com
Lisa Junker lisakaye419@gmail.com
WheatonPam Fairbanks pamfair1@aol.com
ChicagoRDMCRyan Fisch rfisch05@gmail.com
TexasHouston, No Houston, Austin, El Paso, Knoxville, DemmingRDMCJack “Irish” Garrett president@risendeadriders.com
Ft. Hood / Killeen
GymKix815 E. Hwy 190 Copperas CoveM-F (9:00 – 5:00)
Billy Bob’s Burgers3921 East Stan Schlueter Loop Killeen(254-833-6161
FloridaTampaEunice White eunice0160@charter.net
High Desert – CA
Nick’s Computer Works25434 West Main Street Barstow(760-253-4763
Barstow Motorcycle Center2420 West Main Street Barstow(760-256-4090
Barstow Senior Thrift929 East Williams Barstow(760-256-0755
Victorville Harley Davidson14522 Valley Center Dr Victorville760) 951-1119
Dave’s Automotive Repair15940 Walnut St Hesperia(760) 995-2382
San Diego -CA
Biggs Harley Davidson1040 Los Vallecitos Blvd #113,  San Marcos(760) 481-7300
San Diego Harley Davidson4645 Morena Blvd San Diego858-616-6999
San Diego Harley Davidson5600 Kearny Mesa Dr San Diego858-810-1919
North County Yamaha2333 Montiel Dr San Marcos(760) 432-9501
Eldreds Martial Arts2127 E. Valley Pkwy Escondido
Indian Motorcycles2400 Kettner BLvd San Diego(619) 446-0022
Puddins Wheels1960 Mission Rd #8 Escindido(760) 746-0958
Kennedys Motorcycles3028 San Luis Rey Rd Oceanside(760) 967-5883
Escondido Motorcycle Center1415 Montiel Rd Escondido(760) 745-1615
Westside Choppers1960 W Mission Rd,  Escondido(760) 489-1896
Fallbrook VFW Post 19241175 Old Stage Rd Fallbrook(760) 728-8784
Moose Lodge 25712571 Jesmond Dene Rd Escondido(760) 745-1874
United Studios of Self Defense13331 Poway Road Poway858-486-8773
Sweetweater Harley3028 SAN LUIS REY Oceanside
Orange County – CA
ILLUSION MOTORSPORTS14726 Goldenwest St, Westminster(714) 894-1942
Navy Federal Credit Union18709 Brookhurst St Fountain Valley(888) 842-6328
United Studios of Self Defense26756 Portola Parkway #2-D Foothill Ranch949-588-8773
United Studios of Self Defense32585 Golden Lantern Suite L Dana Point949-248-3340
United Studios of Self Defense22432 El Paseo Suite E Rancho Santa Margarita949-766-8773
United Studios of Self Defense27766 Santa Margarita Pkwy Mission Viejo949-768-3579
Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast6400 Westminster BlvdWestminster 714-893-4141