CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Christmas has come and gone, but if you would like to give a gift to the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund, there's still time.
So far this holiday season -- shortened by Thanksgiving falling so late this year -- the fund has raised more than $68,000. That includes $16,000 raised this week.
Unfortunately, the total is still short of our goal.
Gifts given to the fund go to assist the work of 10 local help agencies as they strive to meet the need that exists in our community.
The Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund.
Look for the donation coupon in today's paper if you would like to give. Or go to wvgazette.com and click on the Christmas Fund logo.
Here's a list of this week's generous donors:
Brett Barthelmess, in memory of Art and Shirley Barthelmess and Bill Miller, $200
Daniel Martin II, in memory of Charles and Clara Martin, $50
Marilyn Ohlsen, in honor of Jonathan Ohlsen, $50
Erika Stokes, in honor of teachers, $25
Judy and Britt McJunkin, in memory of Mary Kathryn Hamrick Graham, $100
June and Jerry Hicks, in honor of Judy King and Barbara Hicks-Neddo, $50
Elton Burford, $50
Evon Fooce, in memory of Travis Fooce 1989-2006, $50
LeAndria Reed, in honor of Reed-Drake Family, $35
Anonymous, in memory of Miss Betty Cook, $50
Anonymous, in memory of my husband, $50
Dr. William and Ann Harris, in honor of Bert Morris and in memory of Danny Chapman, $1,000
Rose Christian, in memory of Don Christian, $300
Anonymous, in memory of Donald Freeman Nelson, $100
Connie and Ed Hillenbrand, in memory of Dr. James W. Lane, $50
Anonymous, in memory of Geo Y. Anderson III, $30
Anonymous, in memory of my special friend, $50
Anonymous, in memory of Virginia and Lewis Legg, $1,000
Anonymous, in honor of our parents and Elias, $45
Bureau for Medical Services -- Pharmacy Unit, in honor of Peggy King, $125
Barbara and Gerald Simmons, in memory of Tina Simmons Larson, $100
Anonymous, in memory of Ruby and Virgil Friend, $100
Marjorie Clarkson, $30
C&L Construction Co., Inc., in memory of Frank and Connie Moffitt, $200
Carol Velasquez, in memory of Rose and Paul Campbell, $300
Anonymous, in memory of Carolyn and Ron McGraw, $100
Rhonda and Doug Moffitt, in honor of Michael, Brian and Paige Moffitt, $200
Rev. Mel Hoover and Rev. Rose Edington, in memory of Felix Hoover, $200
Kim and Wayne Young, $200
Katie and Chuck Toussieng, $200
Myrt O'Dell, in memory of John O'Dell, $50
Myrna and Paul Parsons, in memory of our parents, brother, daughter-in-law, and baby sister, $100
Anonymous, in memory of Vicki and Gene, $25
Marianne Lane, in memory of Dr. Jim Lane, $100
Rilla Smith, in memory of my husband, Frank, $100
Raymona and Paul Kinneberg, in honor of David Kinneberg, $250
Alexandria Vargo, in memory of Jennifer A. Ziegler, $250
Elizabeth Nelson, in memory of Sassy DeHaven, $25
Carol Folden, in memory of my loving husband, Jay Folden, $100