Local Blue Star Mothers support troops and each other

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to introduce our group of military moms to those in the community who may not be familiar with us. We are the Blue Star Mothers of America and our chapter is called the Ohio Buckeye Chapter #26.  

BSMA is a tax-exempt organization that has been around since 1942. We meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall (Clifton Post 421) located at 22001 Brookpark Rd., Fairview Park.  

Our organization participates in many activities to support our troops and support each other, which includes letter writing and care packages to our soldiers, family socials, speakers, knitting and sewing projects and community fundraisers.

If you have a son or daughter in the military and feel the need to be around others who understand your unique situation (or just want to support the military), you are not alone and we would love you to join us at our next meeting.  

If you wish to have the name and location of a loved one overseas added to our list of names for care packages, please send the information, along with your personal contact information, to barbfromsunset@gmail.com. Tax-deductible donations made in honor of a loved one are also accepted to help cover the cost of mailing.

For additional information, please call me at 440-991-6740 or Sally Botson, vice president, at 216-509-1291 (leave message).   

Barb Blankfeld

Barb Blankfeld is president of the BSMA Ohio Buckeye Chapter #26 and lives in Bay Village.

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Volume 3, Issue 9, Posted 4:43 PM, 05.03.2011