FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) – As a special surprise, the Army and Air Force Exchange partnered with the non-profit “Pay Away the Layaway,” to pay off 15 families layaway balances on their Christmas gifts.
The 15 local families are part of 52 nationwide to receive the gift.
Staff Sergeant Robert Carrasco, who will be deployed this Christmas, says he wasn’t sure if his family would have been able to afford their gifts this year.
“We just recently moved back to Texas at the end of July,” he said.
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