Real Holiday Heroes

Real Holiday Heroes

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This year's toy drive is personal for Sgt. Devon Mount. "I know what it feels like not to get anything for Christmas."
Growing up he remembers a couple of times when there were no presents Christmas morning. "It's heartbreaking. It makes you feel like nobody really wants you at all. It feels like you are not loved and cared about."

So this year he, along with the members of his unit with the United States National Defense Corps, decided to do something about it.

"It's for the kids," says Sgt. Major Rick Damato. "What else can you say?"

These veterans made it their mission and collected almost a hundred toys. "There are a lot of poor kids that don't have it. We just wanted to help contribute."

Karen Moore has accepted hundreds of toys during the weeks of the toy drive but nothing like this. "It was a little bit overwhelming. When I came through the door and our lobby was full of veterans with toys and it was just heart-warming and also a little bit emotional."

"It makes your heart feel good," says Damato. One soldier wouldn't have it any other way. "I understand where they come from and that's why we donate these toys and we really enjoy helping those kids," says Mount.

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