November 27, 2020

Annual drive ends; $50,000 goal in sight

As December draws to conclusion, so does the Santa’s Helper Fund. It has been yet another successful campaign filled with the spirit of sharing that ties us all together as friends and neighbors. On behalf of The Salvation Army, the Bangor Daily News thanks you for your charitable assistance. Without you, this would not be possible.

Total collections stand at $49,500. We are confident that a few more days will bring the final contributions to push us to our $50,000 fund-raising goal. Once all final donations have been counted, the Santa’s Helper Fund will publish its grand total along with any outstanding donors or corrections. Look for it in mid-January.

Join us in recognizing these corrections: Andrew Neff of Brewer donated $100 in memory of his grandparents Elbridge and Anna Hamm; and Leona and Rex Brown of Lincoln contributed $25 for sister Priscilla Tozier.

Recent donors are as follows: Kim, Jeff, Megan and Jason McBurnie of Holden, $25; Kelly Boyington of Millinocket, $25 in honor of Joseph and Glennis Megno; Anonymous in Orrington, $1,000.

Anonymous in Orono, $25; Anonymous in Millinocket, $25; Anita and Fred in Bangor, $50; Annie Smith of Bangor, $8; Anonymous in Hampden, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Allen and family of Bangor, $50; Thelma Scott of Orono, $25; Roger and Marjorie Jordan of Waltham, $25 in memory of grandson Tim Jordan; Elizabeth and Emily in Hudson, $25 in loving memory of Barry Fraser of East Millinocket.

The Dickey family of Medway, $25 in memory of John A. Dickey; Anonymous in Guilford, $20; Anonymous in Milo, $25; Owen Gray & Son Contractors of Brewer, $35.

Bay Engineering and its employees in Searsport, $100; Anonymous in Bangor, $10; Mark and Carol Russell of Glenburn, $50; the Carons of Newburgh, $25.

Anonymous in Orono, $100; from Mike, Kara-Beth, Gary “Dub,” Jackie, Virginia and Mathew, $30 in memory of their grampie “Dub”; Anonymous in Machias, $25.

Anonymous in Ellsworth, $20; Anonymous in Bangor, $1,000; Janet Gardner of Bangor, $25 in memory of Michael Garen; Donna Gray of Brooksville, $5.

From Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lockhart of Brownville Junction, $20 in memory of parents, sisters and brothers: Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Berton Lockhart, sisters Ethel, Helen and Alberta, brothers Harold, Robert, Thomas, Wallace, Douglas, Charles, Roland, Harden and Frank with love.

From Mrs. Lucas’ fifth-graders at the Helen Hunt School in Old Town, $18.22 collected in lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts; Anonymous in Levant, $25; Anonymous in Holden, $50; from the employees of the Hampden office of R.H. Foster Energy, LLC, $113. Thank you.

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