Originally created 11/29/06

Mom of four gets no financial help



A 26-year-old domestic violence victim and mother of four children said she needs help with Christmas this year after losing her clothes in a shelter and falling victim to identity theft.

She is living with her mother now and receives no financial assistance.

"I know that the holidays are coming soon, and I don't have the finances to purchase the things that my children need. I just ask for your help and support for my children to have the best Christmas this year," she wrote.

With the community's support, The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund will be there to help her.

The annual charity began in 1930. Last year, it raised a record $120,159.56 and helped 1,233 families, or 5,582 individuals.

The deadline to apply for assistance has been extended through Friday. Mail completed applications to P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, or deliver them to the security station in the lobby of the News Building, 725 Broad St.

Contributions can be sent to the Empty Stocking Fund at the same address. To donate online, go to www.augustachronicle.com/emptystocking.

HOW YOU CAN HELP


Contributions can be sent to The Augusta Chronicle's Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.