Originally created 12/11/97

Some financially devastated



When a company closes its doors and moves, it can leave families financially devastated.

A local company laid off 200 workers in August. Among them was an Augusta man who is the sole wage-earner in his family. The man couldn't find work, his family couldn't pay its bills and they had to file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, it looks like they won't be able to give their 7-year-old daughter the Christmas she deserves.

The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund can help this family have a happy holiday. The fund has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars and helped numerous families since its start in 1930. The money provides gift certificates for food, clothes and other necessities.

Contributors may send donations to The Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928, or drop them off on the third floor of the News Building, 725 Broad St.

Contributors

PREVIOUSLY ACKNOWLEDGED $18,229.95

-- Christmas party $4.00

-- Silver Sheet Metal for Tom Dozier $175.00

-- Neighborhood S&S Club $80.00

-- Mr. James M. Adams Jr. $25.00

-- In honor of C.B. Benson, Lt. Col, USAF (Ret.) who advocates and funding of education for our youths $25.00

-- Mrs. Joe Means $50.00

-- In memory of Joe Means $100.00

-- Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Dorothy Jackson $25.00

-- Gregory and Judith Harshfield $100.00

-- In Memory of Granddaddy - Tripp, Marggeecq, Nealie and Clay $45.00

-- For a Merrier Christmas $200.00

-- No name please! $25.00

-- In memory of my son Ray Dixon and my husband A.J. Lewis $25.00

-- Gary and Beth Weller $75.00

-- Yolanda Frails $100.00

-- Lois S. Kay $50.00

-- In Memory of Richard Ramp $25.00

-- Walter T. McCoy $20.00

-- Jean & Joe Bruner $50.00

-- No Name, Please $25.00

-- Victoria L. Youngblood $25.00

-- Jerry & Sylvia Berger $25.00

-- In memory of Mr. & Mrs. Bullen and Mr. & Mrs. Cabatingan $40.00

-- Anonymous $200.00

-- Bill R. Crutcher $100.00

-- The Landress Family $10.00

-- In Memory of R.R. Todd $20.00

-- No Names Please $100.00

-- Merry Christmas from Jim, Dennis, Paul, Frank IV and Bowen $125.00

-- John M. & Janice S. McDonald Jr. $100.00

-- OutReach Sunday School Class, Aldersgate UMC $150.00

-- In Memory of John R. Clements, Grady P. Clements and Jesse D. Williams - Ben - Wrens, GA $10.00

-- Anonymous, Please $15.00

-- In Memory of Mary Ellen Bryan $10.00

-- The Dialog Sunday School Class at Aldersgate Methodist Church $30.00

-- Bennett Jones $5.00

-- Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Files $20.00

-- In loving memory of Dick Dickson $25.00

-- In Memory of Kevin Stamper from Bob & Peggy Stamper $25.00

-- The Mike Dudleys $250.00

-- No Name Please $100.00

-- In memory of Bill $100.00

-- No Name Please! $500.00

-- In memory of Margaret Twiggs $20.00

-- In memory of my mother - Anon $50.00

-- In memory of Brian Limehouse $50.00

-- Mr. Fred L. Young Sr. & Mrs. Ruth E. Young $20.00

-- Thank you for administrating this important fund $3,000.00

-- William C. Calhoun, attorney $25.00

-- Colonel William G. Yarborough, Jr. $25.00

-- James B. Sims $50.00

-- No Name Please $50.00

-- Andy & Tracie Ronemuscq $25.00

-- In loving memory of John Hickman $20.00

Total Today $6,544.00

GRAND TOTAL $24,773.95