April 09, 2020

Santa’s Helper exceeds 20 percent of $50,000 goal

The Santa’s Helper Fund is growing quickly as the outpouring of support from readers has been tremendous. Surpassing 20 percent of our $50,000 fund-raising goal in 10 days is very promising. It is comforting to know that The Salvation Army, with your help and that of the Santa’s Helper Fund, is able to assist so many families with various needs.

Join us in recognizing recent contributors to this effort:

M. Jane Searles of Bangor donated $100 in memory of Dana B. Leeman; Bud and Arlene Neddeau of Carmel, $20 in memory of their beagle Buster; anonymous in Brewer, $50 for a good Samaritan in Newport; $1 from an anonymous donor wishing us “good luck;” Richard McLaughlin of Machias, $20; and Roman Maxsimic of Brewer, $25.

Douglas Goodell of Glenburn, $50 in memory of Harry Goodell; Terry and Pam Duran at West Side Restaurant in Bangor, $100; Betty Leach of Lakeville, $20 in memory of her beloved sister Glenace Worster; and Donald and Jean Kilgore of Patten, $50.

The Penobscot Bay Sail and Power Squadron of the United States Power Squadrons donated $722; anonymous in Ellsworth, $50 in memory of Lawrence “Bumpa” Willinski Sr.; Barbara Ann Graves of Trenton, $25; Carolyn Bradeen of Old Town, $25; Bud and Kay Mitchell of Eddington, $20; Joseph and Amelia in Bar Harbor, $25; and Paul and Helen Clough of Bar Harbor, $20.

Catherine Ericson of Holden, $15; Nedra and Phillip Campbell of East Millinocket, $25 in memory of Roy and Thelma Warman and Gene and Alice Campbell; anonymous, $500; Regina Kelly of Seal Harbor, $50; and Bob and Joyce Lander of Abbot Village, $25 in loving memory of their grandson Josh Lander.

Bernard Lewis Coro DAV Auxiliary of East Millinocket contributed $150; Amber DuPont and family of Mattawamkeag, $50 in memory of Eddie J. DuPont; Peggy and Henry Klettke of Jonesport, $50; Lindsey, Kylie, Justin and Brandon’s grandparents in Limestone, $50; and Gould’s Automotive & Machine in Hampden, $50.

Wayne A. Hamilton of Orono donated $75; Emma S. Arena of Pittsfield, $10; anonymous in Bangor, $50; Vincent and Janet Rush of Mattawamkeag, $25 in memory of their son, Lee Rush; and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard A. Larlee of East Millinocket, $25.

J.F. Kay of Orrington gave $10; Lola K. Jackson of Caribou, $5; anonymous in Mount Desert, $100; Thomas and Marcia Skratt of Winterport, $15; and Melissa, Cheryl, Emily and Heather of Franklin, $20.

Kate and Warren Hasson of Lee donated $20; Clayton and Charlene Webb of Island Falls, $20 in memory of their parents, Broyley and Annie Webb and George and Laura Getchell; anonymous in Old Town, $50; and Linda & David Harvey of Corinth, $50 in memory of Richard “Dick” Worster and Ann-Marie Worster.

Anonymous in Hampden sent $50; anonymous in Orono, $25; Emedy and Mildred Baillargeon of Old Town, $25 in memory of Joanne Baillargeon and Robert King; Thelma Turner of Veazie, $30; and Donna Curry of Island Falls, $25.

Glendon Littlefield of Bucksport donated $25; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Farris of Searsport, $35; Bud and Pat Jeffrey of Hampden, $25; Charlie and Shirley Caron of Brewer, $25; and James and Renee Megquier of Glenburn, $10.

Annette Webber of Garland contributed $20 in memory of Gordon Webber; Eva M. Price of Bangor, $50; Betty Rand of Plymouth, $25 in memory of Peggy Harris; and Inez N. Green of Dover-Foxcroft, $20 in memory of Papa Green and Steven.

Share with someone less fortunate today. Send contributions to the Santa’s Helper Fund, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402-1329. All donors will be recognized in the NEWS unless anonymity is requested.

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