HS football players gain perspective helping vets

High school football players gain new perspective helping veterans

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Key Facts

  • Heaters for heroes was started only a week ago when David Salinas Jr. of the United Veterans Burial Association heard from a veteran that his heater was broken.
  • “It helps me know that I'm invested in the community whether it’s not necessarily doing something on the field for the football team, but for something bigger than me outside of football,” said David Salinas III, a junior quarterback and outside linebacker on the team.
  • Just trying to help the veterans that do so much for us, so why not do a little for them during the holidays?” Skyler Rubio said, a senior wide receiver and safety.
  • So, we got to kind of start guiding them in the right direction and I believe that we’ve done that and veterans are a big part of life,” Salinas Jr. said.

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