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Christmas fundraiser for troops scheduled for Wednesday



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Fifteen hundred American soldiers will enjoy a special Christmas thanks to a fundraising concert Wednesday.

"Operation Ensuring Christmas" will send Christmas packages to Utah soldiers and others in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sgt. Drew Howells
Sgt. Drew Howells

The support organization will put on a benefit concert Wednesday night at Studio 600. The performance features local and national talent, including singing Sgt. Drew Howells.

"Those are my friends out there. I'm back here with their families, and I see how difficult it is. Whatever I can do to support them and their families back here, it's the least I can do," Howells said.

"All this is our love to our troops of Utah to say, ‘Thank you. We haven't forgotten. We don't want you to be without Christmas,'" said Denise DeVynck, with Letters to Soldiers.

To find out more about the concert, click the related link to the right of the story.

E-mail: jboal@ksl.com

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Jed Boal

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