CHARLESTON, W.Va. --Generous Gazette readers have given nearly $15,000 to the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund during the early days of this year's fund drive.
All money raised by the fund will go to 10 local agencies that assist those in need.
Because Thanksgiving fell late this year, the giving season is a bit shorter, so please don't delay when considering a gift to Gazette Charities. The fund has a long way to go to meet its goal this year.
The Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund. All gifts - in their entirety - will go to the people who need them most.
To give, look for the donation coupon in today's paper or go online to wvgazette.com and click on the Christmas Fund logo.
Here's a list of this week's donors:
Vernon Bowen, $100
Betty Caplan, $50
Anonymous, in memory of Margaret and Marguerite, $100
Mary E. Dickens, in memory of Lewis G. Dickens, $50
Mr. Jack Fellure, $25
Elizabeth Chilton, in honor of my family, $500
Sara Hatfield, $10
Anonymous, in honor of Karin Fuller and Alyce Faye Bragg, $20
Ann Balkey, in memory of Ruben Jones, $50
P.C., in honor of Betty Chilton, $50
Ruth Peyton, in memory of Martha Wehrle, $100
Mr. James Hunter, in memory of Joy A. Hunter, $40
Jim Haught, $200
Kemp Littlepage McElwee, in memory of Collett Smith, $100
Reid Pugh, in memory of my mother, Pat Pugh, $200
Ramona Lockwood, in memory of Ernie Woodall, $100
Donna J. Shaver, in memory of my parents, Don and Vida Shaver, $100
P.C., in honor of Beth Elkins, $50
William Gessner, Jr., $25
Roberta M. Spence, in memory of Cecil M. Spence, $50
Anonymous, in honor of Jesus Christ my Savior, $50
Doris and Jim Smith, $150
Anonymous, in memory of LCD, $1,000
Jamie Summers, in memory of Ethel Hunley, $50
William Chambers, in memory of Carolyn Perry, $500
Daniel Martin II, in memory of Clarence and Eva Mae Sydenstricker, $50
Carolyn Del Grande, in memory of Richard Del Grande, $200
Jerome Curry, in honor of President Obama who is trying to get millions of people insured, $200
Karen Gresh, in memory of Richard Del Grande, $100
Ezra Cochran, in memory of Jennie Ellen Cook, $100
Freeman & Chiartas, $100
Dabney and Daniel Phillips, in memory of Arthur and Doris Isaac, $100