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Christmas Angels use gift cards to aid military members

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The stress of military life has many layers. Adding the holiday season to a soldier's life and for some it is almost like adding another battle.

Our soldiers and their families should never face any battle alone. We're calling all angels - all Christmas angels - to our soldier's aid.

Michael Morgan, with the Christmas Angel program, said it is usually a soldier's spouse who will come forward and ask for help during the holidays, "Military are proud so no matter how much they need something they find it very difficult to ask for help."

In the land of the free, our brave, our military and their families should not be forgotten.

United States Army Major Bryan Combs said, "We have a lot of soldiers and families that may be under employed, may be unemployed. When you look at that and you look at the dynamics of a family and the struggling economy, it's challenging times especially during the holidays."

"We need the community's help or it won't happen," said Morgan.

Members of our armed forces and their families need gift cards, maybe even ones from your favorite store.

"Walmart, Target, Kohl's any kind really," Morgan said, "They may have training but they don't even have gas to get to their training."

They need support from the very ones whose freedoms they protect and whose families have so much because of what they are willing to give up.

"We're looking to help 150 to 200 families in the WAVE viewing area," said Morgan. "We're taking what we can and doing the best we can for our military for Christmas," said Morgan.

They are in need of gift cards or gas cards of any kind, 200 to 300 turkeys or hams and monetary donations.

If you would like to make a donation online, click here.

Donations can also be mailed. Christmas Angels said any gift cards that are mailed will need to be wrapped in bubble wrap to protect the card. The address is;

Service For Peace/Christmas Angels
1424 Falcon Drive
Louisville, KY 40213

While the Christmas Angel program is focusing on the holidays right now, it runs all year long just like our brave and thoughtful military.

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