Our community is beyond amazing! They rallied to our plea for more items for our care packages, and over 350 of our wonderful community came together to join us on Saturday morning for the most amazing packing day our chapter has ever experienced! We had a quota of approximately 850 military members on our list, and thanks to everyone who donated items and their time, we were able to pack 913 care packages to our deployed military!!!
All the deployed on our list were able to receive a box of love from Western New York and Northeast Pennsylvania! The sense of community and patriotism in that room that day gave goosebumps and filled the hearts of everyone in the room! It was a site to see and a moment in time to experience. We had community members from 4 months to 85 years young, and many in between filling boxes! Each box was carefully packed with so much love, everyone packing their box was thinking about the service man or women who would be receiving it and filled it with items that they knew they would love. The smiles and the sharing was abundant. The Blue Star Mothers were the vehicle that got the packages there, our community was the fuel…and on Saturday together we were a rocket!!
When I think about all the deployed service members who in about 10 days will be receiving their boxes, I get very emotional as I know they will be filled with the love that was poured into those boxes! Please visit our Facebook Page, Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie NY 4 and the Post Journal to view the wonderful pictures that captured the day!. I want to thank EVERYONE who had anything at all to do with this wonderful day. Schools, churches, businesses, veterans, military, police, banks, military families, boy scouts, girl scouts, (I hope I haven’t missed anyone) you are ALL appreciated more than words can express. YOU made this happen…it’s all because of our wonderful, giving and patriotic community! God Bless you ALL!!