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The recently concluded Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund provided assistance for many local families who have fallen on tough times.
In its last report, HOPE in Lancaster had received $8,700 in donations, which goes toward food for Lancaster County families in need.
The nonprofit organization manages the drive, which has just wrapped up its 53rd year.
HOPE staff decided to extend the donation period this time until mid-January. In years past, it concluded at the end of December.
Elaine Adkins, HOPE’s executive director, said she’s appreciative of everyone who contributed. Those donations helped many local families, including some who had approached HOPE for the first time.
“Those basic necessities that we take for granted,” Adkins said. “A lot of folks don’t have the resources to go get them.”
Following are Christmas Basket donations through Jan. 15: Mr. and Mrs. Phill Hinson, in memory of our parents, $100; Dr. and Mrs. T.B. Carroll, $100; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Plyler, $50; Kay Dotson and Joseph and Nikki McIsaac, in honor of Marsha Patterson, $100; Sherrill Mullis, in memory of my beloved wife, Frances E. Mullis and in memory of my sister, Sara M. Belk, $40; Patricia Knezevich, $50; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Roddey, in memory of our sons, Kevin Roddey and Tim Hilton, $100; Carolyn Taylor, in honor of Brian Threatt’s Birthday, $25; Francis Bell Law Firm, $100; Zion United Methodist Church chicken bog workers, in memory of Eddie Brunson and in honor of Peggy Knight, $500; Kipling Wilson, $50
Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152