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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There’s a way to help local military families, just by filing your taxes.

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A program set up by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs allows taxpayers to donate some, or all of their tax refund to local service men and women.

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The money helps with everything from home repairs to funeral costs.

Since the program started in 2006, it’s raised more than $1.8 million.

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To learn how you can donate, visit this link: