Thanks to Townsquare Cares for our Military and the generosity of our faithful listeners, we were able to give a very deserving military family $500 cash, just in time for the holidays!

Meet Ryan Darrow. His wife, Carrie, is currently deployed and serving our country, leaving him to care for their two young children. But what a proud husband he is.

Throughout the month of November we asked you for donations, then after Veteran’s Day we asked for nominations of families with a member who was deployed over the Christmas holidays.

After reading Ryan's entry, his words really touched our hearts. Here's what he had to say about his wife:

Mother of two will be separated from her children, Ryan and Emma, for a total of 15 months. Carrie will be missing two of her daughter's birthdays, one of her son's birthdays, one Christmas and two Thanksgivings. Having $500 would not only bring joy to the little ones, but would allow their mother to show them how much she misses and loves them.