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Woodbury County, SAFE organization shop for military Christmas gifts

20 children benefited from this surprise shopping trip. 20 children benefited from this surprise shopping trip.

The sheriff's department teamed up with SAFE Wednesday to help some military families get their Christmas shopping done.

But this shopping trip was a little different. The recipients had no idea that they would get anything for Christmas.

Sioux City's Target store was filled with workers from the Woodbury County Sheriff's Department.  They picked up everything to fill stockings and go under the tree.

The SAFE organization had lists from military families that are either deployed overseas, or have just gotten back, and wouldn't otherwise be able to get gifts for their family.

"It's very stressful, as far as you know, financially right now with the economy and everything. They're having a more difficult time finding jobs and things like that. So, if we can take the stress off in any way, we make sure that we go ahead and help," said Molly Gray, president of SAFE.

A total of 20 children benefited from the shopping tonight. The funds came from SAFE. The sheriff's departments also pitched in.

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