Wounded Soldiers Get Helping Hand

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

Some wounded soldiers right here in Southern Colorado received an early Christmas gift.

They got a mini shopping spree. The Broadmoor Rotary Club handed out $75 gift cards to nearly 50 military families on Saturday. In particular, those who were hurt in action.

11 News got them in action buying things, not for themselves, but for their kids.

"I'm here shopping for my five-year old daughter. Brats and High School Musical. That's all she's into," said Herbert Jackson who is in the military.

"They're great people to be supporting," said Santa Claus.

Santa Claus himself flew in all the way from the North Pole. "It's a long ways, it's a great journey and I always look forward to coming to Colorado Springs, " said Claus.

The Rotary Club here in Colorado Springs does something every year during the holidays and all year round to help families.

"Rotary does so much anyway. Not only locally, but internationally and our mission is to help people and that's what we do," said President of the Broadmoor Rotary Club, Don Rhodes.

Saturday the Rotary was able to help dozens of military families and making sure their little ones aren't empty handed on Christmas morning.

The Rotary helps military families every year, but this year their focus is on wounded military men and women.

"We're really trying to do a lot and concentrate with Fort Carson and the other military people in the area because of the war that's going on," said Rhodes.

"I would just like to thank everyone from the Rotary for everything that they are doing for us and this is a great privilege and a great honor," said Jackson.

The Rotary Club is an organization that began in the early 1900's in Chicago.

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