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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

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