GBSM was chartered in May of 2014 as a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. (BSMA), a private nonprofit organization that provides support for mothers who have sons or daughters in the U.S. Armed Forces. BSMA was originally formed during World War II, and the name came from the custom of families of servicemen hanging a banner called a Service Flag in a window of their homes.
Membership is open to mothers, grandmothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, and female legal guardians; who have children currently serving or children who are veterans.
Gateway Blue Star Mothers supports service missions and have mothers as members in the Greater St. Louis Area (defined as the combined statistical area) serving the Missouri Counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis (including St. Louis City), Warren & Washington and the Metro East Illinois Counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe & St. Clair.
GBSM are proud military mothers honoring our children supporting them from the homefront through service missions such as Cookies for the Troops, Care Packages and Birthday Greetings from their “Blue Star Moms”. We also support our Veteran Community by attending Honor Flight Welcome Homes, attending VA Functions, and supporting various Veterans Groups around our area.
If you're loved one is currently serving, or is a Veteran, contact us to find out how you can get involved!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission projects supporting Care Packages for our Troops and Local VA Programs. Together, we can make a difference.