Mother of sick child asks for help

A child’s health problems have kept a Beech Island mother from working since February.

“My child has had one surgery and another is coming up,” she writes. “I lost my house and am currently living with my parents. I want to be able to give my other kids a great Christmas. I still want to make them smile and would be grateful for any help I can get.”

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.

– From staff reports

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