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"Adopt a Military Family" program starts for the holidays

"Adopt a Military Family" program starts for the holidays

By Tina Patel. CREATED Dec 13, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- VFW Post 10047 has started an "Adopt a Military Family" program for the holidays. 

They are trying to make sure the families of active duty service members and veterans in need have something under the Christmas tree. 

More than 100 families have already been adopted by people in the Las Vegas community. Some of their requests were toys or clothing for children. Others only asked for a $10 gas or grocery gift card.  But there are still about 40 families whose requests have not been met yet.

If you'd like to help, you can visit the VFW Post at 4337 North Las Vegas Boulevard, near Nellis Air Force Base. Their phone number is (702) 643-1177.

You can also get more information by emailing

Presents and gift bags will be handed out to families on Dec. 22, so donations need to be made before then.