WELCOME TO THE SACRAMENTO BLUE STAR MOMS
The Sacramento Blue Star Moms are sponsoring the traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, May 23-27, 2013. The viewing of the traveling Vietnam Wall is free to the community (24-hours a day) at Mt Vernon, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks. This is the last stop; the traveling wall will retire to Fort Benning, Georgia.
Please view the following video clip www.dmvietnamwall.com/sacramento click on "Learn More"
The Gala Reception Fundraiser "Tribute to the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall" will be held on May 18, 2013 (Armed Forces Day) at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square, Citrus Heights. Semi-Formal, Platted Dinner, Music, Live & Silent Auctions.
To Purchase Gala Tickets:
Tax Deductible tickets are $75 per person. Honored Guest Tickets are $150; these tickets will be given to a Vietnam Veteran, Military or Gold Sat in your honor. Red Table Tickets are $750; tickets for your distribution or to Honored Guests. White Table Sponsors of $5,000 and Blue Table Sponsors of $10,000 are available, please contact Linda at (916) 749-7173 for these special sponsorship
We are seeking volunteers from the community for the following:
May 22st ~ Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall ~ 10 am ~ Motorcycle escorts/riders from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery to Mt Vernon, Fair Oaks ~ contact Marc at 729-2229 or email@example.com
May 22nd ~ Constructing of the Vietman Wall ~ Mt Vernon, Fair Oaks ~ contact Marc at 729-2229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 23rd-27th ~ Volunteers at Mt Vernon ~ Hours and duties vary ~ Contact Loraine at email@example.com
We are collecting pictures of Vietnam Veterans to showcase during the May 18th Gala Reception. Please email those treasured pictures to Carol Rybolt at Carol.Rybolt@dignitymemorial.com
The Sacramento Blue Star Moms is a non-profit Veterans service organization.
Eligible members are: Moms, Grandmothers, Step-Mother, Adoptive Mother, Foster Mother or Guardian of a Service Member - Veteran or a Fallen Warrior. Dues are $20.00 per year.
Gold Star Moms and Dads can be Board Members and do not pay dues.
Associate members are any person who supports our military, there is no cost to be an Associate Member. However, only Eligible members can hold Board positions and vote.
To join ~ Go to www.BlueStarMothers.org
Click on 'join now' the required information ~ Sacramento Chapter CA7
Use the drop down menu for type of ($20) or associate ($0)
We are in the South Placer County and Sacramento areas. We support all troops regardless of their hometown. We support the military; past and present. We honor the Gold Star Families and cherish their children "Fallen Warriors" We have no paid positions. We and share our compassion and pride with you. We worry, cry, laugh and together to bring a "taste" of home to our troops who are in harms way.
We are proud Moms, Grandmothers, Spouses, Sisters, Aunts, Girlfriends, Daughters, Uncles, Dads, Sons, Family and Friends!
We send care packages to deployed primarily stationed in Afghanistan. We do not send packages to troops stationed in locations where they have access to stores and/or centers. The care packages are filled with snacks, candy, socks, books, beef jerky, , personal hygiene items, and each box includes a message written by those here at home.
On April 6, 2013, with assistance from Pleasant Grove High School, Elk Grove Food Service, Girl Scouts, Sacramento State University Students, St Rose's Church and many others; we mailed 315 Care Packages.
We collect all year long for care package mailings. We are also available to speak to community groups and events.
If you want to organize a packing party, please email your request to: BlueStarMomsvp@hotmail.com.
For more information click on "How to contact us" link on the left hand side and let us know how we can help. We look to another year of partnering with our local communities.
The Blue Star does not receive funding, we depend on donations to complete our mission.
NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Veterans Memorial Hall - 110 Park Dr., Roseville
December 7, 2013 ~ Christmas Packing Party ~ 8 am ~ Veterans Memorial Hall ~ Accepting donations of canned food, jerky, ramen noodles, white cotton socks. We can provide your office with a donation box. Please contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Girl Drink - On May 1, 2012, Nor-Cal Beverage "Go Girl" released a Camo Can and proceeds from the special edition cans will benefit the Sacramento Blue Star Moms. This special edition Go Girl Camo Can can be found at your local stores. Your purchase is greatly appreciated.
Pictured is Jereen Chan, Army Wife (left) and Manpreet Kaur, Gold Star Sister (right)
Point of Contact for Care Package Donations:
Cindy Burke at email@example.com
501c Non-Profit Organization