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Bismarck's Military Service Center helps out more than just military members. The center is here to help their families as well. Over 9,000 children are members of military families, and the service center wants to do a much as they can to help as their parent or parents serve in the armed forces. And what better way to help than with free school supplies.

"Saves us some money, usually school supplies costs a lot of money," says Joel Bry.

As of noon, more than 73 children were able to receive school supplies from the military service center. Of those 73, 20 received backpacks filled with school supplies. Special perks, like backpacks, are given to children of different circumstances. The most common reason is parental deployment. As Linda Schlafman knows first hand, when a parent is on duty, finances change, and every little bit helps.

"If military families have not come to the military service center to see what they have here they would be amazed at what they can get. Even with just the simple things the school supplies," says Linda Schlafman.

The Schlafman family appreciates the military service center and the school supply donors for recognizing the great sacrifices that military families make everyday. And they hope that others will come and use the services that offered.

"It's more the support you get knowing that there's others that understand what you are going through," says Schlafman.

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