Oklahoma family heads home from Walmart stay

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HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – An Oklahoma family is headed back home after members of the Huber Heights community came to their rescue.

The veteran and his family were heading home from the east coast when their car broke down on Interstate 70.

They spent days in the Walmart parking lot with no way home.

That’s when the local community pitched in to get them the rest of the way.

So many people joined in that the effort was trending on Twitter with the hastag “operation tulsa.”

Community organizers say there isn’t a more deserving family.

“We have learned so much from this family, and have been ourselves able to stand up to people that think everyone is a scammer and a bad person,” said “Operation Tulsa organizer Connie Ames.”Getting to know these people and these kids, they’re an amazing family and are well deserving of everything.”

Before leaving, the Rusco family was treated to dinner thanks to Texas Roadhouse and presented with a check.

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