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Operation Homefront provides Christmas for military families in need

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - Our military families give so much for our country and now is the perfect time to give back to them.

Operation Homefront provides Christmas gifts for military families each year.

Monday, families were able to come to the Reed Center in Midwest City and fill bags for each of their children.

Brandi Dykes, a community liaison, says events like this can make a big difference to families.

She said, "They go through a lot and it means a lot for us to give back to those families and make sure their kids have their stockings full. Mom or dad might not be home, so every little bit helps."

Some of the businesses that donated to the cause were Verizon, Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart.

Organizers say around 280 families benefited from the event.