GAAR is pleased to recognize REALTOR® Rosemary Freelin as a Good Neighbor recipient for the second time for her 13 years of continuous volunteer service with the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Blue Star Mothers.
Blue Star Mothers membership is open to mothers who have sons or daughters serving in the military whether deployed or not, and to dads, other family members, and friends. They are a support and service group joining together to share concerns, worries, pride, and devotion for loved ones serving in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States.
They support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The non-partisan organization focuses on their mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes.
For13 years, Rosemary has volunteered by serving on Member Committees and the Executive Board of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter. Her fundraising skills have helped the chapter assemble 1,200 care packages each year that are shipped to service members in the U.S. and abroad.
Rosemary participates with her chapter in homecoming activities where they greet returning deployed service members at the airport with flags and gift bags. Her chapter visits veterans at the VA Hospital and provides them with comfort items. In December, the group lays Christmas wreaths at the Santa Fe National Cemetery to honor fallen troops.
Ways You Can Help
Single Serve Size for Food/Beverage Items
- Tuna/Chicken/Salmon (foil pouches)
- Vienna Sausage (pop top cans)
- Slim Jims
- Protein Bars/Granola Bars
- Hot Chocolate
- Apple Cider
- Instant Oatmeal
- Fruit/applesauce (pop top cans)
- Sunflower Seeds
- Wet Wipes (unscented, small packages)
- Hand Warmers
- Foot Warmers
- Dental Floss
Candy, books, magazine or comics are not needed at this time.
Donations can be dropped off at Mechanical Concepts next to the Troop Support Center between 9 am to 4 pm:
2921 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107-1415