Hephzibah mother facing trying time

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A single mother in Hephzibah is facing a trying time this holiday season.

“I’m trying my hardest to find work,” she writes, “but it’s hard when you can’t even get gas money to go look for one.

“I have a 15-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter and I cry myself to sleep every night worrying about how I’m going to be able to get them anything for Christmas.”

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.

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