Team Papa Ray's Pirates Baking Angels ~ July 2021

Featuring SGT Cody Ray

A little about Team Papa Ray's Pirates...

Many thanks to Heidi Ray for referring her son, Cody, for our Angel support this month! Our Angels will take very good care of Cody and his Buddies during their Deployment.

Heidi shares, "Marine SGT Cody Ray was born and raised in Michigan. He graduated, had his 18th birthday, and left for Boot Camp all in one week in June of 2012."

He has been married for 5 years and has a 2 1/2 yr old baby girl who misses him so much (she’s a daddy girl). They reside in Jacksonville, NC while the rest of his family is still in Michigan. This is the last picture that was taken of Cody before deployment. It is with his little girl, Savannah," adds Heidi.

Heidi writes, "The other picture is of Cody, his wife, Kristen, and Savannah. His wife has got a lot on her plate besides dealing with their daughter who misses and doesn’t understand why daddy is gone and if he’s coming back. Her mom’s health is declining, also. Right before Cody left, his grandpa died, who was more of a dad to him. His Troop is out of Camp Lejeune, NC. We need to brighten their spirits and keep them in our thoughts."

Rest assured, Heidi, our Angels will buoy their spirits with their incredible goodie packages!

Special Requests....


How To Join Our Team!

Team sign-ups begin Friday, July 2nd. Please bookmark this page! On the 24th, a special "Register" button will be available for you to join this team! Shipping will run from July 2nd to July 16th.

At that time you will be able to enter your first and last name, plus your email address. This is a double opt-in function through MailChimp. You will receive an email asking you to verify that you wish to join and you will be asked to respond to finalize the registration process. All of this will be done automatically and securely.

A Team Newsletter will be sent to you shortly after your registration. It will provide you with tips and easy to follow instructions for shipping and mailing.

For those who are unable to ship on their own, but would like to participate, donations are always gratefully accepted. Your donations are used to send more goodie boxes in your name to our Troops! To find out about Donations, CLICK HERE!

Need ideas for things to ship to our Troops? Be sure to check out our Amazon Wish List for suggestions of items our Troops may like or have requested! You can direct ship to our Soldier once you receive the Troop's shipping address.

For more information or assistance with registration, please feel free to email me at

Be sure to sign up for our Angel News List and receive timely reminders of upcoming Teams!

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and thank you again for considering TEAM PAPA RAY'S PIRATES BAKING ANGELS! Please check back for updates!!

Warmest regards,