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Firefighters deliver holiday meals

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By: Jenn Hatcher

As families gather to celebrate the holidays this year, many will sit down for a traditional meal.

Lincoln firefighters are doing their part to make sure everyone has necessary fixings.

Since the 1970's the Lincoln firefighters benefit association has delivered the trimmings for a Christmas meal, to local families having a rough time.

"The holiday meal is part of that tradition as well but it's also one of the core necessities, making sure people have something to eat over the holidays instead of just a present," says association member, Ron Trouba.

The money for the food comes out of the firefighters own pockets, each family receives about $100 dollars worth of groceries.

Saturday morning members of the association made deliveries.

"They're overwhelmed, they give you hugs, kids come up and hug you, just amazed that we would do this," says association president, William Hershberger.

The Roger's family had a tough year, they were nominated by a family friend and say the delivery will make the holidays easier.

"It's very special for everyone that's come through for us this holiday season, it means a lot," says Rhonda Rogers.

Trouba adds, "Everyone is always very appreciative, it's an opportunity that they wouldn't otherwise have and it's just a really nice Christmas gift."

They're firefighters; giving back to the community they served.

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