No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -- Aesop
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Camp Wheelgate and Camp Anne Bailey. Parkersburg YMCA and Camp Horseshoe. Baptist Camp Cowen and Camp Tara in Vermont. The dedications in this week's list of donors to the Gazette Charities Send-A-Child-To-Camp Fund read like love letters to precious camp memories of the past.
We're counting on past campers and other Gazette readers to continue the push to make this year's camp fund a success and to give each and every local child a chance to make summer camp memories of their own.
This week, the fund raised more than $12,350, bringing the grand total so far to more than $24,100. But we can't stop there. There's more work to be done and more kids to help.
Please consider a donation to the fund. You can use the donation coupon with this story or go online to wvgazette.com and click on the camp fund logo.
All donations are used, in full, to help kids go to camp. The Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund.
And a big thank you to this week's donors, listed here:
Anonymous, in memory of Sheriff Eugene Crum and in honor of Rosie Crum, $20
Mad Max Maxwell, in memory of Noell, Pearl, Bob and Becky Bland, $25
Carol Robertson, in memory of my parents Buck and Betty Jo Craver, $25
Sandy Williams, in honor of my children and grandchildren, $100
Mary Anne Michael, $100
Amy and Steve Golden, $100
Anonymous, in memory of brave service men and women, $100
Anonymous, in memory of Martin Richard, $200
Anonymous, in memory of Sen. Jae Spears, $50
Albert Dress, in memory of Daniel Dress, $50
Jan Barton, in memory of Marylib Groff, $100
Bonnie and Gary Brown, in memory of the children of Newtown, $200
Dr. William Harris, in memory of "Billy Huck" Staples, $100
Constance Hillenbrand, in memory of Dr. James W. Lane, $30
Mrs. Maysel Rawson, in memory of Mr. Bob Maxwell, director of 4-H camps for many years, $25
Louise Nelson, in honor of Ann Nelson, $100
Nancy and Joe Brallier, $100
Jewell Crews, $25
Opal Quesenberry, $100
Alexander and Allen Giltinan, $100
Sally M. Love, $250
Mr. Bill Lucas, $50
Phyllis and Robert Graham, $100
Robert Jack, $80
Margaret Proops, $160
Patricia Nelson, $100
Anonymous, in memory of Mildred Bockway, $500
Anonymous, in memory of Margaret Griffith, $100
Anonymous, in honor of my five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter, $25