Contributions still coming in for Christmas Happiness
By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY — Contributions continue to arrive as the community shows its willingness to support the Christmas Happiness Fund.
Recent donations bring the fund’s 2011 total to $73,324.
Christmas Happiness is sponsored by the Salisbury Post and the Rowan County Department of Social Services. The fund provides financial assistance for low-income families to purchase Christmas gifts for children under the age of 18.
The Salisbury Post collects donations from the community and DSS takes the applications and issues benefits to eligible families.
The contributions that were sent through Dec. 23 helped more than 2,000 children in need. All the money collected since then will be applied to start next year’s Christmas Happiness Fund.
Social Services started this year’s Christmas Happiness fund with $16,000.
In memory of Tina Marie by Don Eason $25
In honor of our grandchildren by Rod and Beverly Morris $75
In honor of Robin and Gary Melton by Bobbie Finney $50
In memory of Mary B. Hagy by David Hagy $100
In honor of Louise Tucker by Pat Featherston $50
In memory of Bobby Riblein, Johnny Fogner, Ken Vanhoy and Mark Vanhoy by Randy Vanhoy $50
In memory of Ashley Vanhoy, Judy Medlin, Tony Brown and Eddie Brown by Randy Vanhoy $50
In honor of The Staff at the Meadows of Rockwell by Marsha and Dale Beaver $25
In honor of The Staff at Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith by Marsha Beaver $25
In memory of Everette Wilhelm, Mary Beaver and Roy Ritchie and in honor of Edd Beaver and Mary Frances Beaver $50
Grand Total $73,324
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.
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