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Tax program allows filers to donate to military families

Written by Megan Lello and Radio Pennsylvania | Apr 10, 2013 3:40 AM

(Ft. Indiantown Gap) -- Central Pennsylvanians can help military families in need this tax season by donating all or part of their state income tax refunds.  

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State Adjutant General Wesley Craig says the Military Family Relief Assistance Program provides grants of up to $3,500 to service members and their families. "It could be due to a disability, medical problems, or even problems involving emergencies at home, a roof or appliance, that, due to a service member's deployment or call to active duty, has placed the family in distress."

The program awarded 32 grants totaling nearly $100,000 last year.

People can check off a designated box on their state income tax return to donate.

Taxes must be filed by April 15th.

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