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Martha Reed's volunteer spirit

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Martha Reed's volunteer spirit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - Martha Reed is a behind the scenes volunteer at Fort Carson whose smile is contagious.  She has been a volunteer on post for more than a decade at the Special Events Center.  Martha is the person who helps make sure Homecomings and anything else at the Center goes off without a hitch.

Martha works 40-50 hours per week with no pay, but she loves what does, "For me to do something for them makes me feel good.  It's all for the soldiers."  Martha's husband William runs the Special Events Center. She jumped at the chance to help him do whatever needs to be done.

I caught up with her during a recent Christmas party for the soldiers that she helped plan and decorate.  She said these parties and homecoming are always special for her.  It's about memories, "It's just nice to see the baby and the father for the first time holding the baby.  It's really neat."

That helping hand at Fort Carson to improve the lives of soldiers is why Martha Reed is our Wear Red Friday Hero. 

If you'd like to nominate someone for as a Wear Red Friday Hero, go to the front page of KRDO.com.  Scroll down the right side and go to our Wear Red Friday section. 

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