Disabled man requests help

Empty Stocking Fund

A 53-year-old disabled man living at the Salvation Army says he doesn’t want to ask others for help, but is not sure what else to do.


“Many days I am without food or clothing,” he writes. “My medicine has been left at the drug store, because I’m not able to pay for it.

“God bless you, if you can help and please pray for me.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 81 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $115,000 that helped children and families across the region.

Donations are tax-deductible. To contribute:

• Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle’s Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

• Drop off donations at the cashier’s office at The Chronicle News Building, 725 Broad St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Columbia County Bureau, Publix shopping center, 4272 Washington Road, Suite 3B, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Donate online at augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.