"I had just saved up enough money to move into another place ...," she writes, "but that was taken along with clothes and food, and what they didn't take, they tried to destroy.
"I would appreciate anything you could do to help me and my grands. I have three I take care of."
The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund has helped people facing challenges for 79 years.
Last year, the charity raised a record-breaking $124,000 that helped children and families across the region.
HOW TO HELP
Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund are tax-deductible. To contribute:
- Mail donations to The Augusta Chronicle Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.
- Drop off donations at the cashier's office at The 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 augusta chronicle.com/emptystocking.