Toy giveaway in Oklahoma helps military families

Operation Homefront organized a third annual event this year to give the families toys, books, household goods and other items.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Modified: December 12, 2012 at 9:46 am •  Published: December 12, 2012

— Surrounded by tables piled with toys, clothes, books and boxes filled with food and household items, Desirre DeLorge kept a lookout for Christmas gifts for her two children.

“This is really special to us,” said DeLorge, the wife of a deployed U.S. Air Force airman stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. “A lot of us here are one-income families or stay-at-home parents, so this really helps.”

DeLorge's was one of 300 military families treated Tuesday to an evening of free holiday shopping courtesy of Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.

Parents were able to stuff large bags full of presents for their children, and each family took home a box of nonperishable food.

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