CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- About 100 readers stepped forward this week and made a donation to help the less fortunate in our community.
The donations this week totaled more than $12,000, pushing the grand total to more than $33,300.
Unfortunately, the need far surpasses that total.
But there's still a few weeks left to give. Won't you consider a donation to the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund?
Donations to the fund help local agencies - Daymark, Covenant House, Heart & Hand and more -- help the ones who need it most.
Please don't delay in sending in your contribution this holiday season. No donation is too small, and the Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund, meaning every penny of your donation is sent to the agencies we support.
Look for the donation coupon with this story, or to give online, go to wvgazette.com and click on the Christmas Fund logo.
Here's a list of this week's donors:
Mary Lively, in honor of Oak Hill folks, $200
Ann Garcelon, in memory of Gene Carte and Bernice Hosey, $50
Martha Ballman, in memory of Father Christmas Keller, $100
George Schneiter, in honor of Emma, Lauren, Tailia and Rex, $1,000
Mary Dickens, in memory of Louis Dickens, $50
Rosa Pickel, in honor of Jesus Christ & all of HIS followers, $200
Anne Rada, in memory of my husband Edward Rada, $100
Barbara Koster, in memory of Beulah Koster, $50
Nancy Byard, in memory of Barbara Sovick (Mrs. Albert) Luoni, $100
Anonymous, in memory of Bethany Nicole Lyons, $50
Anonymous, in memory of Frank "Ed" Lutz, $50
Kathleen Trippany, $50
Anonymous, in memory of Patty Legg, $50
Michael Eakle and Beth Morrison, in honor of Adopt a Pet, $100
Paul & Myrna Parsons, in memory of our parents - Fran & Opal Fernandez and Robert & Vera Parsons, $100
Shephard Center of Charleston Bridge Thursday, $50
Bill & Rose Hensley, in memory of our parents, $100
St. Albans American Legion Auxiliary - Unit 73, in honor and memory of all veterans, $20
Vernia Pritchard, in memory of Howard Pritchard, $50
Craig and Mary Sue Selby, $250
Ms. Libby Finster, in memory of Virginia Mullins Dotson, $10
Anonymous, in memory of Benny & Josephine Divita and George & Minnie Thomas, $50
Ruth Diller, in memory of Bill Diller and Steve Gemert, $100
Sarah Adams, in memory of Frank Adams, $50
Helen Hatcher, in memory of O.W. "Bud" Hatcher, $25
Albert Dress, in memory of Catherine Dress, $25
Joel Armstrong, in honor of Faith Armstrong, $100
Ernest & Dorothy Woodall, in memory of our son Ernest Woodall, Jr. and parents Ivan & Hazel Woodall, and John & Ida Hooper, $100
Faith Armstrong, in honor of children and grandchildren, $100
Marion Baer, in memory of Drew Morton, $100
Rich & Wilma Naseef, $100
Jim & Patty Brammer, in memory of Indra B. Ferrell, $50
Anonymous, in honor of Lee, Ruth, Cornelia, Sue, Marilyn, Barbara & Carolyn, $21
David & Lois Teets, in memory of Medford & Thelma Teets, $100
Elton & Ella Burford, $50
Anonymous, in memory of Harry & Faye Carelli, $100
Jim & Doris Smith, $150
Robert & Joan Power, $100
Richard & Susan Genthner, $100
Gary E. Hudson, in memory of Tuge Blanche Hudson, $200
Anonymous, in memory of CRH, $50
Sowers & Company, A.C., $500