Blue Star Mothers Take Care of Enlisted Kids Stationed at Fort Bragg

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Blue Star Mothers Plan Care Packages

Help Mail Essentials to Local Soldiers Stationed in Iraq

Wondering how to help our local Fort Bragg NC men and women currently stationed in Iraq?  Talk to Patti Elliot, who heads the Triangle branch of Blue Star Mothers.

Blue Star Mothers is a national organization for parents who have a child serving in a branch of the US Military. 

Elliot recently headed a care package drive held at the Middle Creek High School in Cary NC.  As she prepared herself for her son's deployment, she led students and volunteers in packing 77 different boxes of goodies and supplies for other soldiers - all soon gratefully recieved.

So what's good to send in a care package?

  • Shampoo and soap
  • Snack foods that don't need refrigeration (and won't melt in high summer temperatures)
  • Magazines
  • Phone cards, envelopes, and paper
  • Coffee, sugar, creamer
  • Soup
  • Granola/protein bars
  • Paperback books

Elliot says the biggest obstacle is shipping cost.  With the military flat rate, each care package costs $10.95 to mail.  She is constantly searching for donations to ship these boxes and make each soldier's tour of duty just a little easier.  Contact Patti Elliott at 919-495-2283 or at info@ncbluestarmothers.org to find out how to help!

 

 

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This is great information and very helpful;  I am sure the response will be great.  Thank you!

February 13, 2009 12:32 PM
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I've been involved in sending packages overseas for the last few years.  I've even had one solider who came back to be stationed in our area who I ended up help finding a rental.  We can't do enough to support our troops.

February 13, 2009 04:41 PM
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Susan - anything helps mail these packages!

Cindy - good for you.  These packages mean such a lot to soldiers who haven't seen their families in a very long time and are in a strange (and dangerous) world.

March 06, 2009 05:32 AM
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