An anonymous donor has given the Gazette Charities Send-a-Child-to-Camp Fund $5,000, paving the way for many more children to have a chance to attend camp this summer.
Even with this generous gift, however, the fund will need a late burst of giving to reach its goal.
If you haven’t already given to the fund, please consider a donation.
One of the dedications in this week’s list of donations says their gift is “in memory of those who gave so I could go to camp when I was a little girl.”
If you would like to help the fund help children and perhaps honor past givers in the process, look for the donation coupon in today’s paper or go to wvgazette.com and click on the camp fund logo.
Here’s a list of this week’s donors:
Larry Harris, in memory of Pamela Mae (Davis) Harris, $100
Morgan Fitzgerald, $50
Mary Anne Michael, $100
Opal Quesenberry, $100
Joe and Faye Guilfoile, $150
Rosemary Parkins, in memory of Jean White, $25
Jean W. Dransfield, in memory and in honor of all Dransfield Family 4-H Stars, $200
Anonymous, in honor of our parents, $40
John and Susan Poffenbarger, in memory of Matt Poffenbarger, $100
Melinda and Sam Sutton, $50
Anonymous, in honor of Ross Beller, $25
Barbara Lantz, in memory of my sister-in-law, Irene Ross, $100
Maysel F. Rawson, $10
Anonymous, in honor of the Gazette writers and editors for their coverage of and commentary on the water crisis, $15
Vonnie Clay, in memory of those who gave so I could go to camp when I was a little girl, $25
Anonymous, in memory of Aubrey Orcutt, $50
Elizabeth Sampson, in memory of Rance and Etta Brannon of Ivydale, $200
Anonymous, in memory of Dickinson Gould Jr., $150
Mrs. John Gaines, in memory of Barbie, $100
Esther Ellis, $50
Anonymous (combined), $400
Total for the week, $7,040
Grand total, $32,466.53