Military Service Center Helps Families - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Military Service Center Helps Families

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Home Depot Opens in Williston

    Home Depot Opens in Williston

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:54:34 GMT
    Today was the grand opening of the brand new Home Depot in Williston. Residents will no longer have to travel hours across the state to purchase supplies.
    Today was the grand opening of the brand new Home Depot in Williston. Residents will no longer have to travel hours across the state to purchase supplies.
  • Family Focus: Staying Fit with Gym Daycare

    Family Focus: Staying Fit with Gym Daycare

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:48:45 GMT
    Places like the YMCA are making it a little easier for parents to stay fit.
    Places like the YMCA are making it a little easier for parents to stay fit.
  • Beatles Fan Excited for McCartney Concert

    Beatles Fan Excited for McCartney Concert

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:52:13 GMT
    It cost a Bismarck Beatles fan $5 to see the band play in Seattle, back in 1964, and this Saturday he'll be able to see one of member of the band play in Fargo.
    It cost a Bismarck Beatles fan $5 to see the band play in Seattle, back in 1964, and this Saturday he'll be able to see one of member of the band play in Fargo.
  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Presidential Visit

    Presidential Visit

    Ongoing coverage of President Obama's visit to North Dakota.
    Ongoing coverage of President Obama's visit to North Dakota.
  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.