Widowed mother needs help through hard times

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A single mother of two, widowed when her husband was slain, is now struggling to get by after two other family members moved in.

“I’m behind on all my bills,” she writes. “My cousin and daughter had to live with me after falling on hard times. If I could get some help to at least get some groceries and clothes for the children, I would very much appreciate it.”

The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people such as this for 82 years. Last year, the charity raised more than $104,000 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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