BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA, INC
May 20, 2010
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I have worked with this organization in two different states. I joined in 2006 when my middle son joined the Army. It has been a great organization to be a part of. There is nothing like having some one understand the roller coaster of emotions of having a child deployed. At one point I had two son's in harms way.
Our chapter works with homeless vets at the 4th largest homeless veterans shelter in the nation. We not only work to support the men at the shelter but work to engage them in helping others. They open their dining area for us to pack boxes to send to the troops. We have done this several times and they have it down to a science. We can pack 300 boxes in 1 1/2 hours. We work with the local Patriot Guard and the shelter to do an annual dinner for our Gold Star families. We want them to know that their child's sacrifice is never forgotten.
I would recommend this organization to any person wanting to support the troops. They are wonderful.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
many ways during the past 4 years. Most importantly is the support of someone who knows the emotional roller coaster of having a child in harms way. It empowers women to talk and yet have an outlet to help someone when you feel you are helpless.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Serve as President of a local chapter working with Soldiers and Vets letting them know they are not forgotten.