Christmas Basket fund total is now at $735

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By The Staff

The annual Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket – a more than half-century tradition of neighbor-helping-neighbor in Lancaster County – received  $735 in contributions in the first week of the 2013 holiday season effort.

The project is spearheaded by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis. 

The money raised through the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket will be used to buy food for needy families.

Following are Christmas Basket donations through Thursday, Dec. 5: Anonymous, $250 in memory of Kathy Booth, Anna Carothers, $50, Ken and Mary Esther Faile, $25, in memory of Tom and Lena Parks Craig, Kip Wilson, $60, Louie Belk, $50, James and Martha Mahaffey, $50, Robert and Betsy Folks, $100 and Shiloh ARP Church Men’s Fellowship, $150. Total $735.

“We are very grateful for the continued support from the community toward this special fund,” said Ann Blackmon interim co-executive director of HOPE in Lancaster.

To donate, make checks out to Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, and send to Christmas Basket Fund, P.O. Box 166, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Contributions may also be dropped off at The Lancaster News, 701 N. White St., and they will be forwarded to HOPE. They can also be dropped off at HOPE in Lancaster, 2008 Pageland Highway.