Operation Spokane Heroes and Northern Quest Casino Donate $10,00 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Operation Spokane Heroes and Northern Quest Casino Donate $10,000 to Local Military Families

Operation Spokane Heroes and Northern Quest Casino teamed up to donate $10,000 in gift cards to military families in Spokane this holiday season. Operation Spokane Heroes and Northern Quest Casino teamed up to donate $10,000 in gift cards to military families in Spokane this holiday season.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Operation Spokane Heroes and Northern Quest Casino teamed up to donate $10,000 in gift cards to military families in Spokane this holiday season.

They presented the gift cards this afternoon at the Central YMCA to Col. Brian Hill, Vice Commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, who graciously accepted the award on behalf of his fellow servicemen and women.

"I think it goes without saying that the community of Spokane goes above and beyond its call of duty in opening its arms in welcoming and caring for all of our military families," said Col. Hill upon accepting the gift cards. "We've got airmen, we've got sailors, we've got marines, soldiers serving all over the world and the fact that Spokane opens its arms...means a lot."

Battalion Master Gunner Matt Holmes explained that this donation was particularly helpful during the holiday season.

"A lot of these solider's just re-deployed, have a hard time finding jobs," explained Holmes. "The community coming together and offering gift cards and support, holiday meals for these families so they can be together and celebrate the holidays without the added cost of having to pay for the food or the gifts or things of that nature [is important]."

By Allison Flicker, KHQ Local News Reporter

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman killed in crash near Otis Orchards

    Woman killed in crash near Otis Orchards

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:32:49 GMT

    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - A woman was killed in a crash in the Otis Orchards area Thursday morning.  The crash happened near the intersection of Wellesley and Ashton. Details are limited at this time, but the car was found behind a tree and the woman driving has died, according to deputies on scene.  The intersection is closed down and motorists are asked to avoid the area. 

    >>

    OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. - A woman was killed in a crash in the Otis Orchards area Thursday morning.  The crash happened near the intersection of Wellesley and Ashton. Details are limited at this time, but the car was found behind a tree and the woman driving has died, according to deputies on scene.  The intersection is closed down and motorists are asked to avoid the area. 

    >>
  • Police confront man armed with bat during interview about downtown 'problem spot'

    Police confront man armed with bat during interview about downtown 'problem spot'

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:28:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime is becoming a growing concern in parts of downtown Spokane-- and police are getting all to familiar with it. The worse it gets, the fewer people want to spend time there-- which only creates a vicious cycle. Tonight while while we were in the downtown neighborhood, we saw firsthand what businesses and police are worried about and say they see every day. "I think most areas are overall safe," Officer John O'Brien 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Crime is becoming a growing concern in parts of downtown Spokane-- and police are getting all to familiar with it. The worse it gets, the fewer people want to spend time there-- which only creates a vicious cycle. Tonight while while we were in the downtown neighborhood, we saw firsthand what businesses and police are worried about and say they see every day. "I think most areas are overall safe," Officer John O'Brien 

    >>
  • Recently adopted child, 1, left in truck dies in Tennessee

    Recently adopted child, 1, left in truck dies in Tennessee

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:01:26 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a recently adopted 1-year-old girl whose father left her in a truck has died.   News outlets cite a release from Metro Nashville police saying the adoptive father "reportedly forgot" about the child after dropping off her sibling at day care on Wednesday. The girl's adoptive mother found the child around 5:40 p.m. in a car seat inside the pickup truck parked outside their home.

    >>

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a recently adopted 1-year-old girl whose father left her in a truck has died.   News outlets cite a release from Metro Nashville police saying the adoptive father "reportedly forgot" about the child after dropping off her sibling at day care on Wednesday. The girl's adoptive mother found the child around 5:40 p.m. in a car seat inside the pickup truck parked outside their home.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:10:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

    >>
  • The Latest: Helicopters sent to Hawaii as backup in eruption

    The Latest: Helicopters sent to Hawaii as backup in eruption

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:09:30 GMT

    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):  12:25 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps is deploying two large transport helicopters to Hawaii's Big Island in case a volcanic eruption forces large numbers of people to evacuate. Hawaii officials have said they may need to carry out a mass evacuation if lava crosses key highways and isolates communities in the mostly rural part of the island where the Kilauea...

    >>

    HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):  12:25 p.m. The U.S. Marine Corps is deploying two large transport helicopters to Hawaii's Big Island in case a volcanic eruption forces large numbers of people to evacuate. Hawaii officials have said they may need to carry out a mass evacuation if lava crosses key highways and isolates communities in the mostly rural part of the island where the Kilauea...

    >>
  • Remains of WWII seaman killed in Pearl Harbor to return home

    Remains of WWII seaman killed in Pearl Harbor to return home

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:55:06 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News
    NBC NewsNBC News

    WANAMIE, Pa. (AP) - The remains of a U.S. Navy seaman killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be returned to his Pennsylvania hometown. The Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Slapikas will be buried with full military honors on June 2 in Wanamie, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia. Slapikas, then 26, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored in Pearl Harbor when it wa...

    >>

    WANAMIE, Pa. (AP) - The remains of a U.S. Navy seaman killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be returned to his Pennsylvania hometown. The Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Slapikas will be buried with full military honors on June 2 in Wanamie, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia. Slapikas, then 26, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored in Pearl Harbor when it wa...

    >>