Gold Star Mother needs a car: Please donate today

BettyJean Downing Kling

Dear Friends,

Florence McSween is a personal friend of mine. She is the Vice President of the West GA. Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers of America, Inc. She gave us her son Adam on the field of fire in Iraq in 2007. Because he was a member of an especially effective Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, his Humvee was targeted with an especially powerful explosive device, and he and his Shipmates in the vehicle were instantly killed. Florence did not get to see Adam. His death crushed her and broke her heart into a billion pieces.

What keeps Florence going is her work with organizations like GSMA. I have had the privilege of helping her in some of those efforts. She is tireless and relentless in her efforts to honor and memorialize our fallen Warriors. She suffers with some health problems and is on a fixed disability income, but she presses on despite her challenges. She is an inspiration and a Hero to me.

She was recently on her way to a GSM event in Illinois when she had a car crash in Tennessee. She suffered non-life threatening injuries from which she will recover, but her car was a total loss. As I mentioned, she is on a fixed disability income, and is not able to replace her vehicle. Without a vehicle, she will be home bound. Her work as a Gold Star Mother is what keeps her alive. It gives her life purpose and meaning. I am in the process of setting up an account at the Delta Community Credit Union in order to take donations to secure a safe, clean, reliable vehicle for Florence. I hope to have this information by COB tomorrow and be ready to accept donations. Should someone be so kind as to donate a car, or in the case where funds are raised in excess of what is required to secure a vehicle for Florence, all donated funds will be given to the West Georgia Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers of America, Inc. ( )

Please donate whatever you can. Every little bit will help. Please pass this along as well. If you know someone or an organization that may be able to donate a vehicle, please put them in touch with us. Florence is a remarkable woman, and as you bless her, you will find yourself blessed a hundred fold. Should you require any further information, or have any questions or other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

The Florence McSween CAR fund has been established at the Delta Community Credit Union in Atlanta, GA. Donations can be sent to:

The Florence McSween CAR Fund
Acct. #0991687004
c/o Delta Community Credit Union
1025 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30354

You are also welcome to contact me for any information or if you desire to speak with me personally concerning this effort. My numbers are:

Hm; 678-272-0487
Wk: 404-714-5308
Cell: 404-759-6070

 Have a great day and THANK YOU in advance for whatever you can do.
Joe Norman

 Some gave all, some still are….NEVER FORGET!!!!

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