Monday, December 25, 2017

Yukon Oklahoma Opens Arms for Wounded Veteran's Family


Volunteers Help Make Veteran's Family's Christmas

News On 6
Caleigh Bourgeois
December 23, 2017

“The feeling you get when you get to help somebody else that's in need is just a feeling everybody should experience,” Wade said. 


YUKON, Oklahoma -
A wounded warrior in Yukon and his family were given a Christmas miracle thanks to two friends and several volunteers.

Last week, Jessica Smith with the Red Cross received a phone call from a wounded warrior’s wife.
“He had just lost his job. They had no food in their cupboards. They were about to be evicted,” Smith said.
Determined to help the Yukon family, Smith called up her friend Ellie Wade, who works at First United Bank. 
“We have a fund where if we wear blue jeans on Friday we pay into it, and we collect all year long,” Wade said.
Wade and Smith took the money from that fund and started shopping. 
“We just started buying and paying the rent and utilities, and buying groceries and gifts,” Wade said.