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Army & Air Force help the Salvation Army

By Eric Singer, Anchor/Reporter , e.singer@krdo.com
Published On: Dec 20 2013 07:24:17 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 20 2013 07:40:27 PM CST

Santa's helpers are military and Wear Red Friday Heroes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo -

Five hundred families will have a lot to be thankful for, courtesy of Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base and the Salvation Army. 

TSgt Darrin Donovan was among a group from the Air Force, filling up bags of holiday loot for children in preparation for Saturday's big Salvation Army giveaway.  He's proud to be a member of Santa's unofficial helpers to put smiles on the faces of children.  He told me this kind of duty is a labor of love, "It's a socially responsible thing to be good neighbors and to help those who need it.  Their parents want them to have something special to open on Christmas morning and without this giveaway they wouldn't have it."

Specialist Tyler Wilson and his Fort Carson group feel the exact same way about helping others, "I'm going to make some child's Christmas a lot brighter and help to take some strains off some families.  I know times are tough, but being able to help them out is the greatest feeling possible."

Bagging up toys for kids you don't even know is something where you need to tape into your inner child.  Volunteers got the names of children and their ages and were doing their best to pick out the fun stuff based on the ages and genders of the children.

You may know someone who is deserving of being a Wear Red Friday Hero, who helps out our community.  Go back to our Wear Red Section and click on the nomination form.  I look forward to learning more about them and spotlighting them in future Wear Red segments.

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