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Local man gives to those affected in Fort Hood

By Christina Jensen
Published On: Apr 04 2014 08:53:40 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 04 2014 10:41:21 PM CDT
Local man gives back to those affected by Fort Hood

It has been two days since a man shot at people in a military post in Fort Hood, Texas. Now a local man is giving back to those affected.

MENAN, Idaho -

It has been two days since a man killed three people at a military post in Fort Hood, Texas. Now a local man is giving back to those affected.

Curtis Eckman of Menan is in charge of leading the Red Cross that is assisting Fort Hood. Eckman said the Red Cross is doing everything it can to take care of the people affected by the tragedy. Right now they are giving people food and water. People affected are also receiving additional support from mental health officers.

"The Army has a motto, we each take care of our own and it has been an absolute honor to serve these men and women who diligently serve our country. The Red Cross and the American people are caring for the men and women in this time of need," said Eckman.
  

Eckman was also the program manager during the South by Southwest festival when a drunken driver drove into a crowd last month.
 

If you would like to donate to Fort Hood click here, http://www.hood.army.mil/chaplain/. To learn how to volunteer with the American Red Cross click here, http://www.redcross.org/support.

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