Announcing: Valentines for Our Troops
“VALENTINES FOR OUR TROOPS” SPREADS LOVE TO SERVICE MEMBERS OVERSEAS
Blue Star Mothers NY7 teams up with local schools, SERVPRO to brighten soldiers’ days
[Hamburg + West Seneca/Lancaster, NY, 1/18/21] Since 2010, BSM NY7 has brought mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military together to support each other and their children.
With “Valentines for Our Troops”, BSM NY7 will continue that tradition with a few new partners – local classrooms, as well as SERVPRO of The Southtowns + SERVPRO of West Seneca/Lancaster.
Children at several local schools will create hand-crafted Valentines addressed to military service members, which will be combined with care package donations from the two SERVPRO franchises and ultimately shipped and delivered by BSM NY7.
“I would like to thank everyone in the community for their support for the men and women serving in the U.S. Military,” said Lisa Blair, president of Blue Star Mothers NY7. “The care packages are greatly appreciated by the troops when they are so far from home, and the Valentine’s Day cards and treats will bring a lot of smiles.”
The majority of classrooms participating are within the West Seneca Central School District, who was enthusiastic to get involved.”
“We are excited and thankful to partner with SERVPRO and Blue Star Mothers,” said Dr. Jonathan Cervoni, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Operations at West Seneca Central School District. “It’s a great opportunity to recognize and support our veterans and service members.”
For SERVPRO, supporting military service members is a natural outgrowth of their overall mission as an organization.
“We have immense pride in our military, our veterans and our country,” said Lyn Braun, owner of SERVPRO of The Southtowns and SERVPRO of West Seneca/Lancaster. “We’re enthusiastic about any chance that we get to support them.”
Valentines and donations will be collected over the course of January and early February, with a deadline of February 2. Community members who would like to contribute donations can drop them off during regular business hours at SERVPRO of The Southtowns at 97 Evans Street, Hamburg, NY 14057. A list of suggested donations is attached.
For more information, please contact Daniel Bauer at SERVPRO of The Southtowns at 716-646-6684.