MEDFORD, Ore. – 12 local families have now been chosen to receive a cash gift this holiday season. Newswatch12′s Ashley Hall and Brian Morton were with the Vice President of Rogue Federal Credit Union to hand out checks to the families chosen by NewsWatch 12 viewers.
There were nearly 15,000 votes cast for the hundreds of families nominated. The biggest check worth a thousand dollars went to two young boys who’s mother was killed in a car accident earlier this year.11 other families received 320 dollars each; that money was the result of generous donations from viewers and rogue federal customers.
The other selected families include a teenager who is still recovering after being hit by a car while walking to school, several cancer patients and a family whose toddler died in a pool accident earlier this year, and just two months later their home burned down.
For a closer look at all of the chosen families, click here.