Grand Junction Free Press - Community News: "The Grand Valley Blue Star Moms are racing the clock to get items together for troops overseas in time for Christmas. “Our valley is proud of our young men and women who have answered the call to serve and protect our freedoms in the United States and for people around the globe,” said Theresa Bloom, one of the organizers for the Grand Valley chapter of the national organization."
... “It is growing tremendously fast,” Hoffman said of local interest. Hoffman has been a member for a year now, having moved to the Grand Valley from the [Farmington] area this autumn. Her son is now serving in the 1-504 PIR, 82nd Airborne in the U.S. Army in Baghdad. “He’s been there since January, and will be there until April,” Hoffman said.
... “To make gathering even easier, Blue Star Moms will have a float in the parade, and will be happy to accept your donations of items and postage as we walk Main Street,” said Bloom.