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WATERLOO (KWWL) -
The Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Association will partner with the Waterloo Moose Lodge to distribute Christmas gifts and food to 10 families in the area again this year.
Deliveries will commence the night of Thursday, December 17th at 6 p.m. right after a fund raising meal at the Moose Lodge.
“Deputies with the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office obtained wish lists for families who are experiencing need either for medical reasons or poverty,” BHCLEA President Deputy Joe Stafford said.
Stafford explained the families tell BHCLEA what they need and want for the holiday season, and the Moose Lodge then gets involved to make sure they have a merry Christmas.
"It is a truly inspiring experience to help these families in this way, many of whom have children with terminal medical conditions,” Stafford said.
BHCLEA has been partnering with the Moose Lodge each year for almost 20 years now.
The cost of presents this year was covered in part by a $2,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation.