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Benton County Sheriff's Office Reaches Out to a Local Family in Need

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- A Tri-Cities family couldn't afford to have a Christmas this year, until the Benton County Sheriff's Office decided to do something about it. 

The deputies responded to a call at the Hall family's Kennewick home last week. Recently, the father was layed off and he is having trouble supporting his wife and four children.
    
The sheriff deputies, with the help of some local charities, wanted to make this a special Christmas for them.

"I'll do anything, I'll do anything for my family. I've got applications at McDonalds, Burger King, you know I'll do anything," said Hall.

After learning about Hall's situation the sheriff deputies knew they wanted to make a difference.

"Well I saw a big strong man who loves his wife and his kids and wanted to provide for them and he was very distraught when we made contact with him and I could feel the emotion that he wanted to work," said Deputy Doug Hollenbeck, Benton County Sheriff's Office.

On Tuesday, with the help of the Kennewick Food Bank and the Salvation Army, deputies brought an entire Christmas dinner, lots of food, warm coats, and presents for all the kids.

"Here was a family that was in need, that we just wanted to provide a Christmas dinner for and maybe have a few presents under the tree and get him moving in the right direction," said Hollenbeck.

"We've been praying that God would just help us and here we are being helped," said Hall.

Hall says he would encourage anyone who feels the urge to give this time of year to do it.

"It really changes people's lives. You can't believe how thankful we are," said Hall.

What Hall is really hoping for is a job. If you know of a job for Hall please call the newsroom at 737-6725.

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