Spokane is a proud military town, building on the legacy put in place at Fairchild Air Force Base. That's why kxly4 is launching a special effort this month to support our local heroes. Specifically, we want your help to support a local organization that does so much for the military and their families.
Operation Spokane Heroes began their mission shortly after 9/11. Our country had been attacked and our military was deployed far from home. Their mission back then?
"To try and see if there was something we could do to support the families of the deployed," said Sandy Kates. Kates was involved back then and has been the chair of Operation Spokane Heroes for the last five years.
"I just have a passion for helping the military," Kates explained. "They do so much for us, I just want to give back."
Though most of our troops have come back home, the mission to help is as strong as ever. Operation Spokane Heroes helps military members, veterans and their families. They help with everything from finding work to emergency housing and food vouchers. And, every year, they provide an annual dose of holiday cheer for hundreds of Spokane kids.