Monday, June 23, 2008
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Proceeds from this event will benefit projects for wounded Warriors."
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On May 17 a South Bay Blue Star Mom fundraiser was held at the Morgan Hill Nob Hill Store. A big THANK YOU to the good people of Morgan Hill for their contributions that will be included in our next care package event to the troops currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also want to thank Nob Hill Store Manager, Ralph Aguinaga. He and his courtesy clerks were very kind and a great help to us during this event. Thank you again.
Lolly and Jamie Amato
Proud of our Marine"
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Nylons, for instance, and socks.
Nylons are used to cover guns so the sand doesn't get in. Socks doused in water at night serve as a cooling container for water bottles — this makes water less likely to boil and easier to drink.
There are also reequests for those small toys from fast food outlets. Soldiers can put a bunch of these toys in their pockets, along with little bouncing balls and candy, and hand them out to the kids they meet."
Councilmember Sue Digre is a 'Military Mom on a mission' - Pacifica Tribune Online:
The cool ties will be sent to troops serving in the Mideast, who often wrap them around their necks or put them in their helmets to provide relief from summer temperatures, which can reach 140 degrees, said Toni Gilstrap, president of Greenville Blue Star Mothers."
More...Blue Star Mothers work to keep soldiers cool GreenvilleOnline.com The Greenville News:
Members passed out candy and flyers with information about their collection campaign to send patriotic holiday packages to local service men and women serving in the United States military. "
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Almost home - San Jose Mercury News:
This week, the team, along with American Family Insurance, presented a $340,000 check that'll be split-up among groups like the American Legion, the USO, Operation Homefront, and the Blue Star Mothers.
The money was raised through the packer's charity cap campaign. More than $68,000 worth of the black caps were sold.
The proceeds will help active-duty service men and women across the country -- as well as their families and our nation's veterans."
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They shared a sole purpose, to honor American service members on an occasion that was solemn, the anniversary of the death of a Gardnerville native Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Rodgers."
More... Group honors soldier killed in Afghanistan Nevada Appeal Serving Carson City, Nevada:
Blue Star Mothers' New York Chapter 1 will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at the former New York State Electric and Gas Corp.'s customer service center, 60 Phelps St. Refreshments will be served."
Moms to talk about support for troops democratandchronicle.com Democrat and Chronicle:
Monday, June 2, 2008
By Oscar Halpert
In a few weeks, Susan Crisafulli will see her son, Daniel, again. He's returning from Iraq, where he's served in the U.S. Army since 2004, most recently, at a base in Baquba, fighting in a war that began with the U.S. invasion of March 2003.
For much of those four years, the Lake Forest Park woman has sought and received emotional support from the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, an organization that got its start during WWII and is open to mothers with children in the military."
"There needs to be more community awareness of our returning veterans and
more out there for them," said Merinda Mullins, chapter president. Her group has
nearly 50 members who pay $10 a year in dues. Others, like McKinney, who doesn't
have a child in the military, can join as associate members.
There are a lot of organizations that want to tag-team with us," Terwedo told the members. "People want to know what they can do for X amount of dollars. You don't get it if you don't ask for it."Aaron Terwedo graduated from Cascade High School in Everett and enlisted at age 20. His mom says he'd wanted to be a police officer very early -- in his teens -- but wasn't old enough. Then he met an Army recruiter at high school. When he's finished with the service, Aaron, 24, plans to work as a police officer, Terwedo said.Tara Terwedo says the two terms Aaron's been serving, which included more than 18 months in Iraq, have been challenging."It comes and goes in waves," she said of worry. "The best word that describes it is raw; you're just raw."She says she's proud of Aaron."The first time he went over there, he was in Tikrit," she says. "He guarded the ballots so people could vote in the elections."
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