Claremore Fire Auxiliary donated $300 to the Blue Star Mothers Tuesday during their meeting. Pictured are (from left) Sara Casey, Katie Irby, Stephanie Lervilino, Wanda Inman, Martha Joslin and Cheri Peters.

By DIANA DICKINSON

ddickinson@claremoreprogress.com

The Claremore Fire Auxiliary recently approved a motion in one of their monthly meetings to donate funds to a local organization.

On Tuesday, the auxiliary donated $300 to Rogers County Blue Star Mothers to help with their mission of providing care packages to soldiers deployed overseas.

The auxiliary, formed a short time ago, hosts the annual “Remember Me 5K Run” fundraiser to help local organizations with their missions. The run is one of the biggest fundraising events held by the auxiliary that they expect will continue to grow in participation.

Auxiliary president Cheri Peters, previously said giving the donation is a way to help other organizations. “Giving back to those in need is the sole purpose of our auxiliary. This is the second year of our auxiliary and also the second time we have been able to help the Rogers County Blue Star Mothers. They are an amazing group of ladies that share the same passion as we do. Our goal is that our annual donation to them each year grows.”

Wanda Inman of Blue Star Mothers said she appreciates the auxiliary for the donation. “It helps us with shipping so many boxes. This is really a blessing so we can buy more supplies and have money to ship boxes,” Inman said.

Inman said BSM sends approximately 200 boxes to deployed soldiers and a few deployed soldiers are expected to return home soon. When that happens, they will receive another list of more deployed soldiers.

The community can also help by making donations.

Cash donations are tax-deductible.

For more information, contact Rogers County Blue Star Mothers at (918) 343-2675.