Blue Star Mothers need help to assist


The Lake Erie New York Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers of America has adopted a platoon out of Fort Drum and we are in the process of collecting items to include in care packages that we hope to send out to them soon after the Fourth of July.

We are reaching out to our community for help in filling these boxes and hoping we can count on your help with this special mailing.

We will be collecting items at a few different events in the area over the next couple of weeks. One opportunity will be a Patriotic concert Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 19 Union St., Westfield, starting at 7 p.m. where they are showing support for our organization and our troops by collecting items that will be included in our care packages. We will also be collecting items at our booth in building one at the Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market, 6017 Sherman-Westfield Road, Westfield, over the next few Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some suggested items, and some favorite items that the troops appreciate receiving are: popcorn, crackers, beef jerky, baby wipes, flip flops, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, lip balm, singles to go drink mixes that can be put in water bottles, playing cards, zip top cans (ravioli, fruit, etc.) magazines and books. They also enjoy cards and letters of encouragement, and hand made cards from our area children; these mean so much to them.

Thank you for considering to show your support to our troops who are fighting for our freedoms in Afghanistan by dropping off an item, or a card or letter that will go directly in a box and be sent by the Blue Star Mothers to these deployed soldiers from Fort Drum. It means so much to them to know that they are being thought of and supported from home.

For more information, please contact us at or call 499-6897.

A heartfelt thank you again to our wonderful community for your continued support!



Lake Erie New York Chapter 4,

Blue Star Mothers of America