Several years ago a Christ Church Foyer group decided to find a way to support our troops. They were introduced to the Blue Star Mothers–Chapter 3. Their mission statement is : “While promoting patriotism, the Miami Valley Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers, Inc. (OH3), supports our troops all over the world, our veterans and each other.” Since then Christ Church has continued to collect items that the troops use/need. These items remind service men and women that they are appreciated and remembered. We then give the items to the Blue Star Mothers and help pack boxes that are mailed to our deployed troops.
At Christmas time we also help pack Christmas stockings that are sent to the troops. This past Christmas (2018) they sent 1000 filled stockings. Several members of our church helped supply items for the stockings and helped with the packing, what a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer! Volunteers are always welcome and item donations can be placed in the designated basket in the Front Hall of the church.