The Rio Grande Chapter of Blue Star Mothers is gearing up to send care packages to loved ones for Valentine’s Day.
Organizers say over the past eight years donations and money coming into the local chapter has dropped nearly $40,000.
Sanchez says it costs nearly $6,000 to send 300 boxes, the bulk of that coming from postage. She says they’ve had to dig into their own pockets to cover those costs at times.
The next packaging event for Blue Star Mothers is on Feb. 24.
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