July 13, 2020

Santa’s Helper donors can bring hope to families

Do you ever feel like you’ve been labeled for bad luck? One family writes that their luck seems to have gone from bad to worse. There was an accident that injured the father, and shortly after returning to work, he was laid off. They have exhausted his unemployment benefits, and the family vehicle was damaged in a car accident. They’re hoping to salvage something positive by keeping the family together for Christmas. They need help buying gifts, but mostly just want warm clothes for the winter.

Your donation to the Santa’s Helper Fund will help The Salvation Army provide clothing, food and gifts to this family and others who have asked for a helping hand.

We are trying to raise $50,000 by Dec. 31. We are now at 20 percent of that goal, having raised $10,000 since Thanksgiving. The fund is doing very well thanks to contributors. The following are our most recent donors. Join us in recognizing their generosity.

Pamela and Richard Young of Milford donated $10; anonymous in Milo gave $25; Frank Comeau of Old Town sent $25; John F. Collins of Carmel gave $25; Frank and Hilda Geroux of Milford donated $25 in memory of their great- granddaughter, Sara-Nichol; anonymous in Hampden gave $40; and Bob and Betty St. Louis of Old Town sent $15 in memory of Louis and Greta Cole of Orono and Arthur and Blanche St. Louis of Old Town.

Elana Leighton of Bangor donated $50 in memory of Fred, Hazel and Marie Stanley of Winterport; Clive and Corris Preble of Gouldsboro sent $25 in memory of Jennifer; anonymous in Sebec contributed $25; and $300 was given in memory of Pauline S. Gordon and Gordon D. Briggs by Richard of Belpre, Ohio, Margaret of Bennington, Vt., and Robert of Bangor.

Leila L. Pearson of Bangor sent $50; Cecelia and J. Charles Hickson of Bangor gave $25; anonymous in Veazie donated $100; and Tammy and John Bryant of Appleton contributed $50 in memory of Robert “Rolston” Bryant and Lloyd “Lou” Bryant.

Roxanne and Gaelen Saucier donated $40 in memory of Robby Beck of Veazie; Annika and Ian Sampson of Bar Harbor sent $10; anonymous in Belfast contributed 25; and Nancy and Garry Spooner of Amherst donated $100.

Clifford and Riva Hawkes of Island Falls gave $20 in memory of Harry S. Hawkes; Archie and Jackie Chadbourne of Garland gave $25 in memory of their son David, and parents, Manville and Alice Howell; and Brian and Bridgit Cayer of Etna donated $10 in honor of Aunt Kate.

We have one correction to make: AMVETS Post 9 in Old Town contributed $25.

Many thanks to all.

To help us reach our goal and help someone less fortunate, send donations to The Santa’s Helper Fund, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402-1329. All contributors will be recognized in the NEWS unless anonymity is requested.

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