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National Public Works Week
Posted on 05/09/2019
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Public Works Department Gives Back to the Blue Star Moms

The Public Works Department will be Giving Back this year to The Blue Star Moms, East Bay Chapter 101. We would like your help in achieving our goal of filling barrels to send care packages to our Troops. Suggested shopping lists are attached.

 A little background history on The Blue Star Moms, East Bay Chapter 101:

 “After the attack on our country on 9/11/2001, three moms from San Ramon, CA, Patty Martin, Peggy Conklin and Nancy Ecker turned to one another for strength and support. Together, they had 4 sons, ages 19 to 22, all serving in the U.S. Army. On that terrible day in September, they knew no other families with loved ones in the military. Finding no support groups in Northern California, they reached out in their community and organized their first meeting in November 2001 at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Danville, CA. About thirty Moms from this area attended.

Since that time, we have become an official chapter of The Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., a national organization, and our membership has remained steady. We conduct casual meetings with most of our time devoted to sharing information about our military kids. We share what we have learned about the military, helping moms with questions from boot camp to deployment and beyond. On occasion, we have guest speakers addressing issues of concern and interest to our members. These past years have brought us knowledge, empathy and friendships.”

Blue Star Moms Logo

Barrels will be located at the following locations:  City Hall Rotunda, Service Center (5000 CCR), and Permit Center Lobby (2401 CCR). If you would like to send a note with the care packages, please fill out one of the pre-printed cards available at each location to say “Thank You” to our Troops. Barrels will be picked up on Friday, May 24th in time for The Blue Star Moms to send the care packages to our Troops for the 4th of July.

 As always, THANK YOU in advance for your continued generosity.

 Your Public Works Department