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Kids raised money for wounded warriorsSubmitted: 11/02/2013
Story By Shardaa Gray

Kids raised money for wounded warriors
RHINELANDER - Most people wouldn't think of pulling out the grill this time of year.

But a group of Northwoods kids wanted to show their support for wounded veterans.

No matter what the weather was like.

A group called Kids For Christ from Zion Lutheran School put a fundraiser together.

They served brats, hotdogs and chips outside of Trig's Brat House.

They wanted to give back to the Wounded Warrior Project.

"They've served our whole nation and country. They've been fighting their lives for us. So the best thing we can do for them is give back to them." said sixth grader, Alexis Heise.

"We're just trying to help out as much as we can. We're trying to give them money so their families won't have to suffer from what they went through." seventh grader, Bailee Hodson said.

They do plan to do another fundraiser next week.

More than 50,000 Americans have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

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