Indy Blue Star Mothers Officers 2016-2017
President: Vickie Sullinger - IndyBSMPresident@gmail.com
Vice President: Diana Hauk Renollet - IndyBSMvp@gmail.com
Treasurer: - Karla Richardson - IndyBSMtreasurer@gmail.com
Secretary: - Melissa Miller - IndyBSMsec@gmail.com
Financial Secretary: Alicia Duke - IndyBSMfinsec@gmail.com
Indy Blue Star Mothers was chartered in August of 2015. We came together for information, support and camaraderie. Since our chartering, we have reached out to our community to provide support and knowledge about our nation’s military from a Blue Star Mom's perspective.
"We are extremely excited to serve our Hoosier veterans and active military. Our mission is not only to provide care packages to our troops but supporting each other as mothers.
We should all support our troops but let's not ignore the veterans, because the battle continues here at home. By educating our communities that we are still losing on average of 22 veterans every day to suicide, and the vast number of people that are directly affected by their deaths is devastating. The stigma attached to their trauma needs to end and it starts right here in our communities. Support our military by helping us to reach out to them, donate today, thank you and God bless those that have and still sacrifice today."
- Vickie Sullinger, President Indy Blue Star Mothers
The National Blue Star Mothers organization has over 6,000 members from over 200 Chapters throughout the nation.
Blue Star Mothers is nearly 75 years old that began with mothers that volunteered throughout the tough times of World War II. They worked in hospitals, train stations, packed care packages for soldiers and were a working part of homeland security during times our time of war. The organization waned in size over the years but has held together by mothers showing pride in both their children and country. In recent times we have began to grow in strength. Being attacked on our own soil has once again started mothers hanging flags in their windows at home proclaiming pride in the fact that we have children protecting our freedom during a time of war.