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Army Reserve soldiers deliver gifts to City Mission

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Posted By: Camila Orti
corti@klkntv.com

Correction: It was members of the Army Reserve, not National Guard that delivered the gifts.

Members of the Army Reserve brought some holiday cheer to the People's City Mission, trekking four miles through the snow to deliver donated gifts.

"The kids are going to really appreciate it, we all really appreciate it," Mission resident Rachael Mehaffie said.

A group of 16 soldiers marched from their post on West O Street to bring the items to the Mission. Organizer Sgt. First Class Eric Hoffman says the donation consisted mostly of clothing, children's toys and other children's items.

"It brings a lot of awareness and you can bring about anything here and they're more than willing to take it, and if they don't use it they pass it off to someone else," Hoffman said.

Hoffman added he wants to make the event an annual tradition.

"It's uplifting for everyone that's here, for the people here and the people that decide to walk down and donate the stuff," Hoffman said.

He says it's rewarding for the soldiers to get to meet the people they're helping. One of them is Mission guest Rachael Mehaffie, who says gestures like these make a big difference to a lot of people.

"They're so amazing, we are blessed to have people in our world like this, it's awesome," Mehaffie said.

"The guys were just so great with the kids, I'm just so proud of them," friend and fellow Mission guest Barbara Gruhn added.

The donated toys will help provide Christmas presents for the children at the Mission.

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