Indy Blue Star Mothers Chapter Press Release
August 24, 2015
Indianapolis, IN – Local military mothers from all branches of service here in Indianapolis have come together to form a Blue Star Mothers Chapter to serve Indianapolis and surrounding cities. President - Vickie Sullinger, Vice President - Autumn Cordell, Treasurer - Melody Syck, Secretary - Maureen Sullivan-Bennie, and Financial Secretary - Kelly Vazquez took their oath’s to serve on August 23rd, 2015.
“We are extremely excited to serve our Hoosier veterans and active military,” said Vickie Sullinger, President of Indy Blue Star Mothers. “Our mission is not only to provide care packages to our troops and supporting each other but to provide an extensive library of resources not only to assist veterans with integrating back into civilian life, but also to those with PTSD. By providing state-wide resources for treatments to their symptoms we can also reduce the homelessness that is a direct result of lack of support. We should all support our troops but don’t ignore the veterans, because the battle continues here at home. It is important to educate our communities that we are still losing on average 22 veterans to suicide every day, and a vast number of people that are directly affected by their deaths are devastating. The stigma attached to their trauma needs to end and it starts with them, but more importantly right here in our communities.”
Indy Blue Star Mothers, Chapter IN14 will have their website available sometime during the month of September but in the meantime they are looking for local business partners to help provide non-perishable items and magazines for care packages, and toiletries and other items for veterans. If needed a team of Blue Star Mothers will arrange a pick up.
They hold their meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Financial Center at 7101 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN. All military mothers are welcome to attend and join.
About Indy Blue Star Mothers
We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. The chapter focuses on supporting military troops while serving veterans here at home in the state of Indiana.
About Blue Star Mothers of America
On February 6th the organization was reported on Congressional record. Chapters then formed in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, Iowa and Washington. In June of 1960 the organization was chartered by congress.
We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 service organization supporting each other and our children while promoting patriotism. As stated in the U.S. Code as of: 01/26/98; Title 36; Section 943; The purposes of the corporation shall be: To perpetuate the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., and the memory of all the men and women who have served our country as members of the Armed Forces; the further object of this organization shall be patriotic, educational, social, and for service; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States; to educate our members and others not to divulge military, naval, or other Government information; to assist in veterans' ceremonies, to attend patriotic rallies and meetings; to foster true democracy; to care for the unsupported mothers who gave their sons to the service of the Nation; to aid in bringing about recognition of the need of permanent civilian defense for each community and to ever be alert against invasion of un-American activities; to uphold the American institutions of freedom, justice, and equal rights, and to defend the United States from all enemies.
To learn more about this chapter, at IndyBlueStarMothers@gmail.com; (317) 775-4984or (317) 371-3209
Indy Blue Star Mothers
PO Box 269543
Indianapolis, IN 46226-9543