A Tulsa organization that helps troops serving overseas put an urgent need for donations on Facebook for the first time.
The Blue Star Mothers are taking donations for their ‘Freedom Boxes’ and told FOX23 it is the simple things that can make all the difference for those who are willing to sacrifice so much.
“My son just returned last month with the 120th from Afghanistan," said Virginia May, a member of the Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers. She showed FOX23 a photo of her son.
Janet Viel shared photos of both of her sons.
“I have two sons in the Air Force & they all become my kids," she told FOX23.
All 275 of them, the troops from the Green Country area, still serving overseas right now.
“It's a labor of love," she said.
The labor is filling a box for each one every month.
“Food, toothpaste… these are the basic necessities that we take for granted."
Necessities they're hoping more people will donate. On Friday these boxes will be shipped out and what they have left on the shelves will be wiped out.
“It's gonna look like a ghost town,” one mother told FOX23.
The Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers don't know if they'll be able fill next month's shipment, they’ve already had to use money planned for postage for supplies.
They said donations are down, they think because so many people are supporting tornado victims right now in the Oklahoma City area and because of reports of troops coming home.
“Not all the troops are coming home,” one mother said. And these mothers will keep working until they all come home.
To make a donation to the Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers
visit their website.