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Published May 05, 2012, 04:38 PM

Families get financial help while loved ones are Overseas

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Families who have a family member serving overseas, are getting some big monetary relief while their loved one is gone.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Military families in the Fargo-Moorhead area are getting a boost from a growing military donation fund.

This years 9th annual Remembering Our Serving Soldiers fundraiser brought in nearly 14 thousand dollars. These funds help support families who have a serving military member or had someone come home from war.

A check to the organization was presented today by members of the West Fargo VFW.

Charlie Weible, event organizer, says, "Some of the troops are over seas, and it goes to help the families, they might take them out for take their kids out or hire a baby sitter so they can go out for bowling or just socialize, or whatever else."

Over the last eight years this fundraiser has raised nearly 75 thousand dollar.