Weekend toy giveaway for veterans’ families

Officer Leland helping distribute school supplies
Big Bend Veteran Resource Officer Jim Leland helps distribute school supplies during the Veteran’s Office school supply giveaway this fall.

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend Community College’s Veterans Resource Center will be giving away toys to the families of qualified veterans this Saturday and Sunday.

The giveaway is being held in connection with Operation Homefront’s yearly Holiday Toy Drive, according to a BBCC news release. Operation Homefront is a nationwide charity that supports veterans and their families “so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect,” according to the group’s mission statement on its website.

Since 2008, Operation Homefront has helped nearly 80,000 military families with its various holiday programs, according to BBCC.

“We’re grateful for Operation Homefront and what they do for our service members, and (we’re) honored to be a part of the distribution process through the year,” said BBCC Veterans Resource Officer Jim Leland.

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