Posted: Dec 10, 2012 10:48 PM by MTN News
The annual Angels In Camo program is underway to help make the holiday brighter for some veterans in and around Great Falls.
But it's not just the veterans who benefit; in one case, it's the five-year old grandson of a veteran.
Lyle Onsanger, an Air Force veteran, said of the program, "I think it's a God-send. I don't have to worry about what I can get him, my grandson. Because Christmas is about the kids. and that's who I worry about."
Lyle lives in Great Falls with his son and grandson Hunter.
Lyle said that times have been tough lately, due both to his injuries and his son's car accident last year, leaving his son without work; he noted, "Without him having a job it really leaves me tight this year."
But thanks to the Angels In Camo program, Hunter will get to enjoy Christmas.
Lyle and his son's main concern are making sure Hunter has a merry Christmas and the toys from Angels In Camo help make that happen.
Lyle and his family are thankful for the program and it allows them to plan for the future; he said, "This way it affords us to get things that we pool in together for something he can use in the summer."
If you'd like to help by sponsoring a veteran, or are a veteran who could use some holiday help, click here.