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Geneva Clyburn, $25

Anonymous, in honor of EEC, $1,000

Dan and Linda Taylor, in memory of Ed and Mary Porter Taylor, $100

Georgette Connelly, in memory of Bernie Connelly, $200

Sherry Depoy, in memory of UBB 29, $29

Jean Nelson, in honor of The Woodsons, $250

Lorena Ammar, in memory of Mary Ammar, $100

Dorothy J. Dye, $30

Stephen and Rosemary Parkins, $25

Sue Pryce, in memory of Jim Pryce, $100

Harry Hunter, in memory of Hershell "Doc" Hunter, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Freda Cutlip, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Harold R. Fix, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Virginia B. Myers, $100

Thomas R. and Lola R. Waldorf, $100

Emma L. Kennedy, in honor of Sandra and Chris, $100

Jack and Janet Durbin, in memory of Kenny W. Durbin, $25

Anonymous, a friend from Ravenswood, $100

Marie Oxley, in memory of Bill Oxley, $200

James Heim, in memory of Anita Collet and Colene Heim, and in honor of the Heim family, $100

Steven G. Taylor, $100

Kemp Littlepage McElwee, in memory of Collett Smith, $100

Sarah J. Adams, in memory of Frank Adams, $50

Anonymous, in honor of John Huddleston, $25

Nick Estes, $75

Anonymous, in memory of Betty Baier, $100

Chris Gebhard, in honor of Colton and Kendall Gebhard, $30

Kevin B. Wolfe, $200

CAMC Civic Affairs Council, $350

Anne Esposito, in memory of my Mammaw and Pappaw, $500

David Parker, in memory of Gregory Wynn Parker, $500

Mary Beth Davis, in memory of Beverly Pritt, $500

Jaime Beckelhimer, $75

Stephen Jones, $1

Orlando McMeans, in honor of single mom with cancer needing washer and dryer, $560

Pamela Fauver, in memory of Chester and Nancy Winterstein, $100

William Chambers, in memory of Carolyn Perry, $500

Aaron Hark, in memory of Thomas Hark and Frank Veltri, $2,500

Jeff and Susan Stewart, $250

Margie Price, in memory of Harold and Janie Price, $100

Jennifer and John Britton Jr., in memory of John Wilkerson, $1,000.

Danvil Newhouse, in honor of the 33-year-old mother of two sons and is a cancer patient from Nov. 26 Charleston Gazette-Mail Charities story, $100

Mitzi Orcutt, in memory of Aubrey E. Orcutt, $50

Connie B. Stewart, in honor of Will, Clyde, Drew and Jake, $100

Larry Levak, $100

James Gibson, in memory of Joe and Dorothy Gibson, $20

Rishel and Sandra Walker, $200

Anonymous, in honor of Jesus Christ my savior, $100

Larry Schneider and Helen Chilton, $200

Robert G. Newman, in memory of Patricia Keenan Richardson Newman, $55

Anonymous, in memory of Will, George, Mary and Carolyn, $100

Anonymous, $260, in honor of mom with terminal cancer

Barbara Murray, $200

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, $25

Sue and Ed Baldwin, in honor of Madison, Jaxson and Maddox, $50

Tamara Stephens, in memory of Lennie Elkins and Daisy Stephens, $200

Anonymous, in memory of my husband, $50

Marion Baer, in memory of Frank Baer II, $100

Ann Balkey, in memory of Ruben Jones, $75

Jack and Rebecca Kutil, in honor of Jesus Christ who suffered, $300

Our Gang Haircare, $200

Laura McCullough, in memory of Amazon Eves, $50

Nelson N. Spencer, in memory of Marie, $100

Kathryn Stone, $100

Jack Goldfarb, $50

Dr. Iraj Derakshan, in honor of Joseph and Betty; Charleston Home Society of WV, $50

CHAMR, $500

James Haught and Nancy Lince, $200

William Lane, $200

Bob and Olivia Singleton, in memory of R. Ray Singleton, $200

Jo Retta Hunter, in memory of Edsel Davis, $500

Ellie and Mark Schaul, $100

Anonymous, in memory of George Moose, $50

Mary Pauley, in memory of Sarah Hayes, $20

Craig and Sue Selby, $250

Richard Savilla, $25

Marlene R. Dial, in memory of Jim Hyde, $100

Ann Wilburn, $50

Roberta M. Spence, in memory of Cecil M. Spence, $200

Mrs. Eleanor Byrnes, $100

Mary and Richard Comer, in memory of Margaret White, $100

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Betty Volkers, Paul Bland, Amanda and Madeline Maxwell, $25

Jack Fellure, $100

Donna J. Shaver, in memory of my parents, Don and Vida Shaver, $200

Flora Francis, in memory of Bud Francis, $50

Mr. ArtWalk, $100

Mrs. Sandy Williams, in memory of Mary, Lucia and Theresa, $50

Mr. and Mrs. William Jarrett, in honor of those in need, $100

Mike Whiteford, $200

Mildred Rector, in memory of Jim Rector, $50

Roxalana Gospel Adult Sunday School Class, in memory of Olive Asbury, $350

Larry and Sheree Robertson, in memory of our loved ones and in honor of our Savior's birth, $100

Richard and Cheri Bever, $200

Connie Davis, in memory of Thomas R. Davis Sr., $100

Joel Metz, $20

Margie and Bill Spence, in honor of Wesley, Cody and Hunter, $50

Mary L. Conley, in honor of Braxton, Mason, Parker, Kaylee and Kohen - my grandchildren, $50

Bill and Linda Nehr, in memory of Paul and Mildren Gum, Wilhelminia Nehr, Mary Lou Holmes and Helen Blaine, $25

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in memory of Noel, Pearl, Robert and Becky Bland, $25

Sandra Myers, in memory of Byrd and Thelma Myers, $100

Thelma Spencer, in memory of Marie, Virginia, Elizabeth and Erma, $100

Bob and Millie Lynn, $100

Melinda Crislip, $100, in memory of Robert and Lila White; Debbie Westmoreland, $100

William and Paula Durham, in memory of Paul L. Beverage, Arlene Van Reenan Beverage, William S. Durham Sr., Anna Hanson Durham and Sandra Fertig Morris, $125

Mary E. Dickens, in memory of George W. Duff, $50

Virginia Johnson, $100

Bill and Connie Fryer, $75

Anonymous, in memory of Martha Kate, $100

Nancy A. Breed, in memory of Jack Mills Martin, our grandson Caleb, Joseph Bond and Judy Buckley, $25

Gary and Ronna Hatfield, in memory of Myrtle and Lucian Craddock, $250

Sam and Melinda Sutton, in memory of Wilson Shuman, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Harry A. Jackson, $100

DeArmond Lafollette Arbogast, in memory of Tom and T.H. Edelblute, $200

Ms. Dolores Smith, $30

Lawson and Linda Freeman, in memory of Trina Simmers, $100

Terry L. Johnson, in memory of Ruth and Bob Johnson, $100

Douglas and Bonnie Fisher, $500

Sidney Hicks, in memory of my parents, $100

Carol Ann Robertson, in memory of Beavis, $75

Kathleen Watson, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Letitia Sheets and Ocie Mitchell, $100

Florence Frostick, $100

Sandra Nichols Price, in memory of Eliza Lee Nichols - "My Mother", $50

Evelyn Greenlee, in memory of our sons, Ron and Steve, $2,000

Truist, $36

Anonymous, in memory of Helen, $150

Barry Myers, in memory of Ollie Ward Prichard, $40

Pamela and Robert Campe, $75

Teresa Hill Campbell, in memory of Hill-Campbell Families, $100

George Ann Grubb, in memory of my mom, Ruth Grubb, $100

Anonymous, in memory of J. Lyle Gillespie, $25

Diane and Paul Wallace, $200

Betty Warner, $100

Mr. John Baldwin, $100

Gary Young, in memory of Sid and Gladys Young, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Callie Nicole Sergent, $50

Arthur C. and Margaret O. Chapman, $50

Mr. and Mrs. K.G. Sturm, $20

James D. Hunter, in memory of Joy Hunter, $70

Elaine Wilson, in memory of Marvin and Rose Schmoll, $35

Anonymous, in honor of Gazette-Mail carriers, $25

Anonymous, in honor of Caleb Walsh, $25

Nancy Giacomo, $200

Freeman and Chiartas, Attorneys at Law, $100

Ms. R. Juanita Ong, in memory of deceased loved ones, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Ainsley, Grant, Lucy, $400

R.D. Robertson, in honor of Joe and Beacher Neenan, $25

Katherne S. Hastings, in memory of John W. Hastings, $50

Ross Nealy, in memory of Jeffrey Butler, $50

Barbara Lantz, in memory of Cliff, my beloved husband, $50

Chuck and Pam Wheeler, in memory of Sebert and Violet Lanham, and Bert and Eva Wheeler, $100

Ronald Kelemen, $40

Keith Larson, in memory of Frances Larson, $175

James W. Piercy, in memory of Jess and Pave Piercy, $200

Steve and Amy Golden, $300

Peggy McCommack, in honor of Parker and Brady, $50

Barb Gessner, in memory of Shelia Pringle, $25

Patsy Thompson, in memory of Ray Thompson, $50

Fay Jack, in memory of Kenny Jack, $25

Luke Martin, in honor of the Mom who has cancer, $10

Darlene Shamblin, in memory of Chester and Nancy Winterstein, $100

Stephen Fowler, in memory of Ryan David Blake, $200

Edward Milam, $100

Kay Tilton, in honor of Charlie Tilton, $100

Todd Witsberger, in memory of Dr. Robert C. Cochran, $200

Teresa Winfree, $500

Theresa DeLauder, in honor of Jim and Bev Triplett, $50

William Pugh, in memory of Bill Sr. and Pat Pugh, and John and Myrene Nixon, $200

Mary Stanley, in honor of Abigail, Lydia and Lee, $200

Kathy Parsons, in memory of Mildred and Paul Gum, $25

Debra James, in memory of Patricia James, $100

David Ellis, in memory of Raymond and Bertie Snyder, $20

Donald Pittenger, in memory of "Bear", $100

Dennis Boyles, in honor of 33-year-old Mom with terminal cancer trying to provide for 2 sons, $50

Paul Bailey, in memory of Donald Bailey, $50

Sam Silverstein, in honor of Sam Silverstein, $100

Tod and Barrie Kaufman, in beloved memory of W.E. Chilton III, $100

Bill, Noel, Karen and Marcus Hassan, in memory of David Matthew Hassan: $100.

Joe and Faye Guilfoile, in memory of our parents: $100

Patricia Stewart, in memory of Delmas Stewart, $25

Mike Lansdale, in memory of George and William Lansdale, $200

Vernia Pritchard, in memory of Howard, Patty, Betty, Charlie and Susie, $50

Debbie C. Meloni, in memory of Ted A. Meloni, $100

Betty Renstrom, in memory of Gordon E. Renstrom, $50

JoAnn Walker, in memory of my son Mark, husband Bill and twin sister Mary Lou Bills, $200

Cecil Roberts, in memory of Teresa and Lori Roberts, $100

Harold Loy, in memory of James Ode Loy, $105

Deborah Conrad, in memory of my parents, $100

Richard and Nancy Divita, $750

Larry and Elizabeth Bird, $50

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Terry, $500

Canaan United Methodist Women, $200

Nancy Cox, $500

Joseph L. Badgley, $100

Anonymous, in memory of parents, Don and Lou, $100

Anonymous, in memory of LTC Rick Walker, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Evelyn Keener, $50

Anonymous, in memory of brother Jeff and Molly Marie, $100

Sharon Chambers, in memory of Frank Chambers, $50

Rob Byers and Tara Tuckwiller, $100

Jay and Camille Arceneaux, in honor of Dr. Camille Alberico, $200

Jimmy F. and Cynthia R. Frazier, in memory of our parents, $25

Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church, in memory of past members, $25

Anonymous, in honor of our Lord Jesus, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Molly and Warren, $100

Anonymous, in honor of our God from whom all blessings flow, $500

Anonymous, in honor of all caregivers, $150

Anonymous, in honor of Bob Orders, $200

Joe Stephenson, in memory of Bob, Joe and Mary, $100

Randy and Ann Morrison, in memory of Michael Bowen, $50

Kay Fannin, in memory of Zella Bowman, $75

Anne Rada, in memory of my husband, Edward Rada, $200

Connie and Rocky Calabrese, in memory of Charles and Rosie Prowse, $300

Barbara K. Brown, in honor of Earle S. Brown, $300

Virgil Jeffrey, $50

Bill and Denise Harper, $200

Rob's Fund, B'nai Jacob Ladies' Auxiliary, $100

Jane and Jerry Roy, $100

Steve and Sheila Snodgrass, $300

Solid Mountain Sangha, $150

Jim and Ann Nelson, $200

Harlan Wilson Jr., $50

Joan Power, $100

Raymond and Diana Barber, $100

Sowers & Company, A.C., $500

Martha Ammon, $30

Elaine Jett, in memory of Doug and Rose Spaulding, $100

Anonymous, in memory of family members, $500

Homer W. Maddox, in memory of our precious Chris, $100

Mrs. Sue Watts, $100

Camille Keller, in memory of William H. and Helen I. Keller, $25

Judy and William Meadows, in memory of Katie, Sebert and Violet; Bill, Gloria Jackson and Bob Allison, $100

Melody Simpson, in memory of Eleanor K. Simpson, $200

Sam and Nancy Frame, in memory of our son, Clinton, $100

Alan and Carol Kuhlman, in memory of Genevieve Hogan, $50

David Lieving, in memory of Roberta Lieving, $500

Jeff and Debbie Allen, in memory of Noel "Cindy" Campbell-Hill, $300

The Hannoush Family, in memory of Fred, Victoria and Amal Hannoush, $100

Susan, Jennifer and Nancy, in memory of their parents, $300

Pam Kirby, in memory of Eddie Kirby, $100

Lisa McCracken, in memory of my loving parents, $100

Helen M. Morris, in memory of Dorothea N. Morris, $100

David and Linda Arthur, in memory of Jeffrey Todd Arthur, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Shirley Smith, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Godly forgiveness, $100

Anonymous, in memory of George Moose, the Rev. and Mrs. Homer Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bailes and Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Roy, $200

Ron and Ramona Lockwood, in memory of "Ernie" Woodall Jr., $100

Ron and Ramona Lockwood, in honor of Ernest and Dorothy Woodall, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Brian Wheatcraft. Love and miss you forever, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Robert, Iva, Bill and Virginia McKinney, $100

Anonymous, in memory of our parents, $1,000

Anonymous, in honor of Bella Walsh, $25

Anonymous, in memory of my husband, my parents and my husband's parents, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Kenneth R. Hess, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Winifred and Betty, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Jack Rollins, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Dick Gould Jr., $150

Anonymous, in memory of Andy, $150

Anonymous, in honor of Maddie Walsh, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Benny and Josephine Divita, and George and Minnie Lee Thomas, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Hugh "Cub" and Jennie Hicks, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Fletcher and Ella Pritt, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Dale and Freda Wylene Smith, $200

Herbert Harr, $200

Joanna Osborne, $100

DCM and LCM, $300

Susan and Richard Genthner, $100

Daisy Bennett, $50

Ruth Winfield, $75

Lloyd II and Patty McIntyre, $500

Nancy and Jim DeCarlo, $100

Alex Franklin, in honor of Cabell and Merriweather, $100

Mrs. E.W. Rugeley Jr., in honor of Councilwoman Mary Jean Davis, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Faith WHFMS Circle, $100

The Rev. and Mrs. Ricardo C. Flippin, in honor of V.F. Marieno, $25

Rich and Wilma Naseef, in honor of William and Charlie, $100

Kay and Tim Cunningham, in honor of the 2 little girls needing beds in Spencer, $650

Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church, in honor of the current congregation of Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church, $20

Joe Koleske, in honor of the Koleske Family, $100

Helen Hatcher, in memory of O.W. "Bud" Hatcher, $25

Sharon Callard, in memory of Delcie Chin, Dot Caldwell and Linda Jarrett, $50

Mary Brightwell, in memory of Herbie Campbell, $50

William Horn, in memory of Sara Gene Horn, $250

Diana Green, in memory of Margie and Vic Green, $25

Betsy Johnson, in memory of Ruth R. Peyton, $200

Elinor Midkiff, in memory of Mary Lou Hindle, $100

Ann C. Darling, in memory of Caroline E. Hopkins, $150

Jim and Charlotte Huddleston, in memory of our parents, $100

Dabney Phillips, in memory of Arthur and Doris Isaac, $100

Jean E. O'Connor, in memory of Dr. Robert S. O'Connor, $100

Linda McKeny, in memory of Wade Mitchell, $100

Jerry and Sue Thomas, in memory of Madelyn Young Layne, JoAnn Davis Earhart, $100

Rudy Seacrist, in memory of Ruth Seacrist, $100

Jack Rogers, in memory of Annie Catherine Delp Rogers and Hugh H. Rogers, $500

Karen W. Haddad, in memory of Fred Haddad and Larry Haddad, $1,000

Dauree' E. Coleman, in memory of James R. Coleman Sr., James R. Coleman Jr. and Kevin R. Coleman, $50

David Jett, in memory of our mother Doris Jean Jett, $100

Kimberly Jett, in memory of our father Noble Ray Thaxton, $100

Steve and Jane Adkins, in memory of Bob Adkins, $50

Karen Potesta, in memory of mom, daddy, Jim and Aunt Rose and Sharon, $100

Karen S. Dixon, in memory of Nina Gibson and Paul L. Dixon, $100

Ruth McKean, in memory of Ruth Y. Booth and Marvin Blair Booth, $100

Dr. Gina M. Puzzuoli, in memory of Dan Snyder, $20

Leslie N. Johnson, $100

Skyview Garden Club, $170

Elliott William and Pamela Meadows Harvit, in memory of Harold Harvit and Ruth Pugh, $1,000

Stanley M. Hosteler, $500

Marilyn Greathouse, in memory of Walter and Julia Greathouse, $50

Deloris Barrett, in memory of Ken Barrett, $100

George Six, in memory of Genevie Frum Shoemaker, $100

Deborah White, in memory of Bill Hart, $500

Diana Morris, in memory of Nile Duncan, beloved brother and uncle from Charles Duncan family, $100

Jim Kirksey, in honor of the courage of flood victims, $100

Jason Gianola, in honor of John and Lynne Gianola, $100

Jason Gianola, in honor of Jason and Lauren Gianola, $200

Chris Graham, in memory of Betty Lawrence, $10

Philip Wright, in honor of All Veterans, $50

Carrie Smith, in memory of Bill Wilson, $100

Brenda O'Neill, in memory of John, Betty, Buck, Evelyn and Carrie, $100

Robert Connelly, in memory of Bernard L. Connelly, $200

Deirdre H. Purdy, in honor of Hillary voters, $100

Charles King, in memory of Scott King and Bob Key, $1,000

Melissa Ruddle, in memory of my dad, Darrell Holley, $100

Camille Keller, in memory of William H. and Helen I. Keller, $20

Alton Dolan, in memory of Alton and Rose Dolin, $100

Julia Barker, in memory of Martha and Ruby, $100

Dawn Warfield, $100

Rob Bonham, BELFOR PropertyRestoration, who donated $4,985.75 in materials and labor for older couple needing porch repairs.

Anonymous, in honor of The Gratitude Sisters of WV, $150

Anonymous, in memory of Dennis C. Brillhart, $1,000

Anonymous, in memory of Evangeline Skaff, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Hazel and Fred, $500

Anonymous, in honor of Jesus Christ, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Angus E. Peyton, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Harry and Faye Carelli, $100

Sandy and Wayne Kee, $500

Charleston Boat Club, $800

Elizabeth Chilton, in memory of W.E. Chilton III, $500

Dawn Miller and Greg Moore, $100

Doris and Jim Smith, $200

Don and Sally Richardson, $100

Conrad and Joyce Larrabee, $100

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Lutz, in honor of our military, our police and our firemen, $50

Susan Hope Mundy, in honor of Mayor Jones, $200

Bret and Leanna Preston, in memory of Sally Sutcliffe, $100

Curt and Terri Williamson, in memory of Lucille Sullivan - Mom, $100

White and Harrison Families, in memory of Kathryn White, $25

Betty Curry and Charles Hartwell, in memory of Gene Curry, $100

Charles Hartwell and Betty Curry, in memory of Iva Hartwell, $100

Maysel Osborne, in memory of Shelby, $100

Mike Eagle and Beth Morrison, in memory of Ruthie, Leah, Maddie, $100

Jack and Joy Rossi, in memory of our parents, $100

Dianna Kirk, in memory of Holley and Pat Ashley, $100

Vicki Broce, in memory of Marguerite Broce, $50

Bill and Linda Cruickshank, in memory of my parents, Troy and Glyda Matthews, $50

Linda L. Parsons, in memory of Thomas R. (Tom) Parsons, $25

Betty Caplan, in memory of Miriam and Fred Caplan, $50

Jim Johnson, in memory of Pat Johnson, $200

Myrtle O'Dell, in memory of John O'Dell, $50

James E. Bass, in memory of all who have gone before us, $100

Ruth Schultz, $25

Vic and Helen Elsender, in memory of Charlotte Armstrong, $100

Kevin and Judy Whipkey, in memory of Ronald L. Whipkey, Juanita E. Clark, $100

James B. Dotson, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit H. Dotson, $125

Carol P. Folden, in memory of my beloved husband, James D. Folden Sr., $100

Marsha Albert and family, in memory of parents, Eleanor and Alex Diznoff, $100

Joe & Margies Money LLC, $25

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Bob "Buck" and Bill Maxwell, $25

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Boone, Hilda, Jackie, Dianne, Bob and Jim Maxwell, $25.

Ditty Lambert Markham, in memory of Paul L. Lambert, $500

The Markham Family, in memory of Dr. Lauren Armistead, $250

Gary Markham, in memory of P. Michael Pleska, $250

Monday Night Liars Poker Buddies at the Bistro, in memory of Archie Chestnut, $125

Anonymous, in memory of our son Darin, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Margaret and Marguerite, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Ann Douglas Keesler, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Henry and Barbara Greene, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Jane and Elaine, $150

Anonymous, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Campbell Sr., $100

John and Mary Fischer, $100

Wayne Conley, $25

Patricia Jones, $100

Skip Tarasuk, $100

Sara Dye, in honor of Sara, Mike, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Andrew, Samantha (Bella, Abbey and Finlay), $300

Ron and Anita, in honor of Kay and Bill Sheets, $100

Bill Haas, in honor of Richwood Lumber Jack's and Lumber Jack Express, $50

Helen Hatcher, in memory of "Bud" O.W. Hatcher, $25

Ann Patterson, in memory of Bud, $100

Emma Jean Posey, in memory of my husband, Clinton and daughter Jeannie, $50

Sandra Huff, in memory of Harry C. Huff, $100

Calvin and Rhodanna Hall, in memory of Calvin and Wilma Hall, Merlyn and Marilyn Perdue, $200

Mary and Gladys, in memory of Dr. George N. Howard and Nick and Rose, $100

Frank Mathews, in memory of the Bell and Mathews families, $10

Jim and Marty Kemplin, in memory of Jay, $50

Ernest and Dorothy Woodall, in memory of Ernest Woodall Jr., $100

Karen Fish, in memory of Bill and Josephine Fish, $25

Deborah K. Coleman, in memory of my loved ones, $50

Danny and Carrie McCormick, in memory of Don and Ramona McCormick; and Maxine and Woody Dean, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Dave Mason, Nellie Fair and Aunt Evelyn, $150

Larry and LaMarr Myers, in memory of Paris, Mildred, Nadine and Ken, $200

Ed and Petty King, in memory of Don Moore, $100

Louie and Betty Hutchinson, in memory of Ricki Gill, $25

Donna O'Field, in memory of Bill and Kristy, $100

Carolyn Atkinson, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Goshorn, $50

Edith T. Phillips, in memory of Danny Phillips, $50

David and Lois Teets, in memory of Medford and Thelma Teets; Harley and Freda Coen, $100

Molly Gaines, in memory of my husband and daughter, $100

Chris Graham, in memory of Betty Lawrence, $10

Leo Hudson, in memory of Carson, Delores, Leo and Harriet, $40

The Bohnert Family, in memory of James V. Bohnert Sr., $250

Anonymous, in memory of Donald Freeman Nelson, $100

Kaaren S. Ford, in memory of Ernestine Edgell, $25

Jill E. Todd, in memory of Terry Lee Siers, $200

Emma Jane Moran, in memory of Edward Moran, $100

Larry and Sharon Hurley, in honor of Palser Run Companion Animals, $50

John and Nancy Brallier, $200

Carll and Dorleen Pomeroy, $50

FOPA #4, $250

Tim Holbrook, $100

Gerald M. Brennan, $100

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cochran, in memory of Dr. Robert C. Cochran, $250

Patricia S. Nelson, $100

Jane Holley, in memory of Darrell Holley, who loved Christmas, $50

Hank and Sheila Fitzpatrick, $50

Christopher Columbus Lodge 1199, $100

Anonymous, in memory of S. and A. Corey, $300

Anonymous, in memory of my loving husband and in honor of all those in need in Jesus' name, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Lance N. Powers, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Darice Gordon, $100

Anonymous, in memory of my husband, my parents and my husband's parents, $250

Anonymous, in memory of Tommy "Teets", $50

Anonymous, in memory of JCM, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Harold, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Raymond W. Haupt; in honor of Mary Ann Haupt, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Brooks and Becky Nichols, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Dave Bauer, $150

Anonymous, in memory of Dawn DeCanio, $50

Jack and Della Painter, $500

Peter Costello, $75

K&J Hager, $25

Tom and Debbie Dean, $50

Daniel R. Schuda, $1,000

The Daywood Foundation, $3,000

Bill and Brenda Casto, $250

Margaret Edens, $50

Martha Hacala, in memory of Ed Hacala, $100

Bill and Diane Kimble, in honor of Father P. Edward Sadie, $100

Ron and Ramona Lockwood, in honor of our granddaughter, Caroline Lockwood, $100

Carolyn Smith, in honor of Ruth H., Marilyn, Barbara, Doris, Hannah, Norma and Ruth A., $50

Claudia Kol, in memory of Mustafa Kol, husband, $100

Claudia Kol, in honor of Matthew and Michael Kol, sons, $100

Carolyn Morris, in memory of my mom and in honor of my grandchildren, $25

LaDonna Wilson, in memory of my sister, Darleta Hurt, $50

Joan and Charles Roy, in memory of Lola Bailes, mother, $100

Nancy Hauser, in memory of Bob Foster, $200

Sam King II, in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel King by their children, $100

Susan B. Orders, in memory of Robert B. Orders, $100

Wayne and Caroline Coleman, in memory of Margaret and Newt Coleman, Jennie Marie Walker, Megan Harrison and Jill Miller, $5,000

Jerry and June Hicks, in memory of Judy King and Barbara Godby, $100

Rose Marie Fratino, in memory of my husband and daughter, $200

Paul and Raymona Kinneberg, in memory of David and Helen Kinneberg, Clifton Amsbury, $500

Florine and Timothy Stern, in memory of our husband and dad, Arthur Stern, $50

Janet D. Nelson, in memory of Paul R. Nelson, $200

Joyce Vaughan Samples, in memory of Miss Goldie Bragg, my aunt and first grade teacher who helped so many children during her lifetime, $25

The Dorseys, in memory of family, $100

Eloise Boggs, in memory of Ken Hechler, $100

The Church of Jesus Christ, in memory of Bishop E.A. Whitt, $1,000

Ron and Linda Rowley, in memory of our son, Kent Rowley, $200

Ron and Linda Rowley, in memory of Wiley and Irene Rowley, $200

Ron and Linda Rowley, in memory of Willard and Jewell Wray, $200

Joyce Andruzis, in memory of my mother, Eleanor Andruzis, $100

Bob and Joann Daley, in memory of Louise Bryant, $100

Karen Jenkins, in memory of Alma and Harold Bronaugh, $200

Larry Rowe and Julia Beury, in memory of Cindy Crowder, $50

John and Gladys Moran, in memory of Jo Moran and Royce Snodgrass, $125

Leah Lewis, in memory of James G. Dallmeyer, $100

Mary Jo Hansen, in memory of mom and dad, $100

Glen and Kathy Vogelaar, in memory of our parents, $100

Pat and Jim Dickson, in memory of Herald Baughman, $100

Dr. William L. Harris, in honor of my father, H. Frank Harris, WWII veteran who turned 95 on Nov. 30, $250

W. Warren Upton, $100

Tiano O'Dell, PLLC, $1,000

Anonymous, in memory of Alex Hereford, $50

Charles Hamilton, in memory of Eloise Hamilton, $50

Anne Carroll, in honor of the Staff of SweetBriar Assisted Living Facility in Dunbar, $100

Rebecca Funderburk, $50

Patricia C. Hammer, $50

Brett Barthelmess, in memory of Art and Shirley Barthelmess and Bill and Shirley Miller, $100

Harlan Miller, in honor of the Miller Family, $100

Dennis Arnett, in memory of Dennis Pease, $50

James Chapman, in memory of Dorothy Jarrett and Addie Elswick, $50

Kent Cooper, in memory of William C. Diller, $100

William White, in memory of Hugh and Mary White, $500

Grace Wagner, in honor of The Dearborns, $25

Park Chapman, in memory of MCC, $50

Rebecca Brouse, in honor of Love being here every day, $50

Cathy Aquino, in memory of Lawrence Aquino, $100

Sandra Zubick, in memory of Dot Caldwell, $50

Ed and Brenda Roberts, in memory of our parents, $100

John Spence, in memory of Mike and Brenda, $300

Norma Parker, in memory of Kenneth E. Parker, $100

Jason Knight, in honor of USAF, $100

Beverly Taylor, in memory of Art and Shirley Barthelmess, $300

Laura Thaw, in honor of Martha Ammon, $25

Gabriele Wohl, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Basil G. Mullens, $50

Anonymous, in memory of The Dooleys, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Byron and Vera, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Cleon Ferrell, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Logan, Mason and Audrey, $25

Anonymous, in memory of "Abe" Phillips, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Carl A. Yokum, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Dewey M. King, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Elsie, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Jeff and Dee Dee Means, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Sam Rubin and Ervin Alperin, $100

David and Peggy Schultz, in memory of Blaine and Martha Schultz, $150

David and Peggy Schultz, in memory of Chilton "Chic" Roberts Jr., $150

Elizabeth G. Carr, in memory of Staley and Rosalee Gibson, $150

Barbara Givens, in memory of James Givens, $100

Linda Means, in memory of James, Johnnie Boone; Wayne Collins, Freda Keeney, $50

Curtis and Lucy Withrow, in memory of William Brotherton, $200

Barbara Young, in memory of Pete and Louise Peters, $100

Dina Luby, in memory of Bernard Luby, $50

Scott and Becky Downey, in memory of Virginia Vaughan, Alice Downey, Jimbo Downey, $100

Dunbar First Church of God Adult 2 Sunday School Class, in memory of Cheryl Arace, $75

Mary and Larry Rollins, in memory of my brother, Jerry Guy, $50

Chuck Hamilton, in memory of Eloise Hamilton, $500

Joseph Golden, in memory of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, $100

Karen Miesner, in memory of my parents - Hal and Kathleen Miesner, $250

Annette R. Ferrell, in honor of my family, $100

Shannon Rogers, in honor of my family, $20

Aidan Rogers, in honor of those in need, $20

Raymond Bolyard, in honor of Rose, $50

Earnest Waldon, in honor of Joan and Brent Wolfe, $300

Julia A. Weese, in honor of those affected by the flood, $50

Marjorie A. Clarkson, $150

Hayden Sizemore, $50

JoAnn Dawson, $50

Donna and Kevin Linger, in honor of my mother, Mazie Mullins, $25

Friends - Chris, Larry, Ruth and Bill, in memory of Corky "DeMarko" DeMarco, $200

Stephen King, in honor of Loved Ones, $150

Philip Sundstrom, in honor of Mark, Cyndy and Emily Sundstrom, $150

Joel Armstrong, in honor of Faith Armstrong, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Bill, $200

Kim Guilfoile, in honor of Mom (Faye) and Dad (Joe), $100

Tom and Louise Brotherton, $100

Sybil McCoy, in honor of Kris Sitler (nurse), $50

Carolyn Randolph, in loving memory of Larry Randolph, $1,000

Mrs. Sandy Pittman, in memory of Don and Tracy Pittman, $50

Zelda Lewis, in memory of Sanford Lewis, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Norris and Elizabeth Smith, $25

Marty Stepp, in memory of Gene P. Stepp, $100

Thomas F. Kern, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Maria, Nick, Al and Nikki, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Megan Sharps, $25

Dave Ritchey, $300

David Gurley, in memory of Patricia Gurley, $25

Kathy and Dale Mobley, in honor of Aiden and Peyton, $50

Marian Hanna, in memory of my sister, Frances Cogar, $50

David Catlett Sr., in memory of Buck and Lois Catlett, $50

Anonymous, in memory of E.R. and Mary K. Schulz, $25

Saralyn V. Davis, in memory of John and Dorothy Davis, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Wilson Shuman, Jay Margolis and Sid Lopinski, $100

Jorea and Darrell McGraw, in memory of Ned Chilton and Don Marsh, whose good works continue to make a positive difference in the lives of West Virginians, $1,000

Dingess-Rum Properties Inc., $250

Steve and Lisa Cassis, in memory of Paul Cassis and Cledith Keeney, $100

Steve and Lisa Cassis, in memory of Sadie, Phillip, Jenny Cassis, $100

Britt and Judy McJunkin, in memory of Mary Kathryn Hamrick Graham, $100

Charles Bailey, in honor of Phyllis Bailey, $250

Suzanne Sheppard, in honor of Chris Sheppard, $50

Pat Blankenship, in honor of Jackson and Colton Blankenship, $50

Deborah and Marty Harmon, in memory of Skidaddy Harmon, $25

Steve and Lisa Cassis, in memory of Fred, Jenny, Mose Risk, $100

William and Marion Moore, $350

Anonymous, in memory of my parents, $500

Travis Milam, in memory of Bruce Milam, my Dad and No. 1 Cleveland Browns fan, $50

James Bush, in memory of PBJ-DAW, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Cecil and Ruby Kidd, $700

Jerry and Kathy Hudnall, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Dr. Bill Lawton, $200

John and Betty Oakes, in memory of Tom Oakes (1930-2016), $100

Shadow Hills Bible Study, $70

Doug and Rhonda Moffitt, in memory of Harriett Burford, $200

C&L Construction Co. Inc., in memory of Frank and Connie Moffitt, $200

Elizabeth Scharman, $100

Anonymous, in honor of my six grandchildren, $60

Patricia Abbott, in memory of Joe, $25

White Pilgrim Methodist Church, $97

Bill and Pat Humphreys, in memory of Beth Garcia Reynolds, $100

Mel and Pam Curry, $100

William Mitchell, in memory of James "Doc" Mitchell, Derick Kincaid, $100

Jim and Karen Moore, in honor of all flood victims, $20

Joe and Diana Haskett, in memory of Aden Haskett, L.C. and Sharon Ball. In honor of Lena Haskett, $100

Zoe Matics, $50

Anonymous, in memory of William and Betty Wilson, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Our Loved Ones, $50

S. Ratcliffe, $100

Ed and Debbie Fischer, in memory of Leroy and Jean Meadows, Al and Myrtle and Janet Fischer, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Bill Herscher, $40

Carbide Ladies Golf League, $120

David Wylie, in memory of Rod Wylie, $50

Scott and Tina Walsh, $50

David J. Perry, in memory of David J. Perry II, $20

Mary Lou Welch, in memory of Carl and Harry D., $100

L.A. Westfall, in memory of Christopher Zane Westfall, $50

Tom L. Horn Jr., $100

Jackie Thompson, $25

Lucile Dudley, in memory of Vernon "Buck" Dudley and Robert "Bob" Leslie, $100

Employees of Brylee's and Brianna's, $30

Norma Shuck Levy, in memory of Thelma Shuck, $100

Julia A. Morton, $25

Barbara Morton, $25

Mary Leslie Morton, $25

Harold and Elizabeth Quigley, in memory of Harold and Katy Grueser and Shirley Quigley, $300

Jeannie Plumley, in memory of Clarence Plumley, $50

John T. Poffenbarger, $100

John and Susan Poffenbarger, in memory of Matt, $100

Louise W. Gunnoe, in memory of Barry Lee Gunnoe, $50

Emily Duke, in memory of Paris and Mildred Stephens, $50

Rebecca McCoy, $25

Carrie Howell, in memory of Gene Howell, Marion Howell Cottrell and Joanne Auman, $25

James Triplett, in memory of Jeanne Fitch Shelton an Donna Triplett, $250

Millie Marshall, in memory of Leroy, Steve and Robert Moore, $2,000

Nancy Winefordner, in honor of our dear friends, Susan and David Hill, $50

Karen Wolfe, in memory of Francis Goldsmith Hutton, $50

Elizabeth Brown, in memory of Clifford Lantz and Pete Brown, $100

Kara and Andrew Garibian, in memory of Larry E. Jones, $25

John White, in memory of Roland, Leah and Nell, $100

Cheri Bryant, in memory of Cayla Sue Bryant, $100

Truist, $36

Gabriele Wohl, $10

Leslie N. Johnson, $50

Cathy Henderson, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Bonita, Lee, Mousie and Phil, $100

Bowles Rice Technology Farm, $300

Sherry Elliott, in memory of my loved ones, whom God has called home, $50

Howard and Mary Lou McJunkin, $1,000

Sharon B. Anthony, $25

Anonymous, in honor of Dr. R.E. Hamrick Jr., $100

Anonymous, in honor of Dr. Alex Skaff, $100

Ronald G. Pearson, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Lisa, $50

Luther Daniel, in honor of Mr. Samuel F. Daniel, $50

Gretchen Callas and Doug Baker, $500

Herscher Foundation Inc., $1,000

Norman W. III and Susan C. Shumate, in honor of Elizabeth Chilton, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Nick Klapproth, $50

Ed and Connie Hillenbrand, in memory of Jim and Marianne Lane; Ed and Florence Hillenbrand, $50

Faith and Bill Bragg, in memory of our parents, $100

Pat Woodyard, in memory of Mil and Gene MacShane, $100

Rudolph Raynes, $100

V. Rev. Olof H. and Eva J. Scott, in memory of Charles and Addie Rutroff Family, $100

Gregory B. Meadows, $125

Anthony Abatjoglou, $50

Rick and Brenda Ellis, in memory of Floyd and Camilla Ellis, $250

Ben and JoEllen Zacks, in memory of Zack and Sam, $500

Lawrence Thrush, in memory of Garnett and Russ Kinder, $500

Ronald Kelemen, in memory of mom and dad, $40

Anonymous, for the father needing dentures, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Billie L. Hanna, $50

Truist, $36

Alpha Iota Sorority, Mu Gamma's, $66

Jayne R. Kerns, in memory of the Edelman-Rollyson Family, $100

Total anonymous: $55,944.29

Grand total: $167,525.29

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Gazette-Mail Charities: Holiday drive nears last year's mark http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20170106/GZ0104/170109747 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20170106/GZ0104/170109747 Fri, 6 Jan 2017 09:36:34 -0500 Readers of the Charleston Gazette-Mail are clearly filled with the holiday spirit.

In the past week, readers donated more than $62,000 - some in memory of departed family and friends, some in honor of people who have touched their lives, and some just out of the goodness of their hearts.

The total for this year's Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund drive is more than $141,000 - getting close to last year's total of $160,000, with just a couple of days left before Christmas.

If you haven't donated yet this year, now's the time. Your donation goes to help less fortunate residents in our community and the agencies that work to provide them with that help.

To donate, look for the form in today's paper or visit wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

Here's a list of this week's donors:

Anonymous, in honor of The Gratitude Sisters of WV, $150

Anonymous, in memory of Dennis C. Brillhart, $1,000

Anonymous, in memory of Evangeline Skaff, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Hazel and Fred, $500

Anonymous, in honor of Jesus Christ, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Angus E. Peyton, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Harry and Faye Carelli, $100

Sandy and Wayne Kee, $500

Charleston Boat Club, $800

Elizabeth Chilton, in memory of W.E. Chilton III, $500

Dawn Miller and Greg Moore, $100

Doris and Jim Smith, $200

Don and Sally Richardson, $100

Conrad and Joyce Larrabee, $100

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Lutz, in honor of our military, our police and our firemen, $50

Susan Hope Mundy, in honor of Mayor Jones, $200

Bret and Leanna Preston, in memory of Sally Sutcliffe, $100

Curt and Terri Williamson, in memory of Lucille Sullivan - Mom, $100

White and Harrison Families, in memory of Kathryn White, $25

Betty Curry and Charles Hartwell, in memory of Gene Curry, $100

Charles Hartwell and Betty Curry, in memory of Iva Hartwell, $100

Maysel Osborne, in memory of Shelby, $100

Mike Eagle and Beth Morrison, in memory of Ruthie, Leah, Maddie, $100

Jack and Joy Rossi, in memory of our parents, $100

Dianna Kirk, in memory of Holley and Pat Ashley, $100

Vicki Broce, in memory of Marguerite Broce, $50

Bill and Linda Cruickshank, in memory of my parents, Troy and Glyda Matthews, $50

Linda L. Parsons, in memory of Thomas R. (Tom) Parsons, $25

Betty Caplan, in memory of Miriam and Fred Caplan, $50

Jim Johnson, in memory of Pat Johnson, $200

Myrtle O'Dell, in memory of John O'Dell, $50

James E. Bass, in memory of all who have gone before us, $100

Ruth Schultz, $25

Vic and Helen Elsender, in memory of Charlotte Armstrong, $100

Kevin and Judy Whipkey, in memory of Ronald L. Whipkey, Juanita E. Clark, $100

James B. Dotson, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit H. Dotson, $125

Carol P. Folden, in memory of my beloved husband, James D. Folden Sr., $100

Marsha Albert and family, in memory of parents, Eleanor and Alex Diznoff, $100

Joe & Margies Money LLC, $25

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Bob "Buck" and Bill Maxwell, $25

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Boone, Hilda, Jackie, Dianne, Bob and Jim Maxwell, $25.

Ditty Lambert Markham, in memory of Paul L. Lambert, $500

The Markham Family, in memory of Dr. Lauren Armistead, $250

Gary Markham, in memory of P. Michael Pleska, $250

Monday Night Liars Poker Buddies at the Bistro, in memory of Archie Chestnut, $125

Anonymous, in memory of our son Darin, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Margaret and Marguerite, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Ann Douglas Keesler, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Henry and Barbara Greene, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Jane and Elaine, $150

Anonymous, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Campbell Sr., $100

John and Mary Fischer, $100

Wayne Conley, $25

Patricia Jones, $100

Skip Tarasuk, $100

Sara Dye, in honor of Sara, Mike, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Andrew, Samantha (Bella, Abbey and Finlay), $300

Ron and Anita, in honor of Kay and Bill Sheets, $100

Bill Haas, in honor of Richwood Lumber Jack's and Lumber Jack Express, $50

Helen Hatcher, in memory of "Bud" O.W. Hatcher, $25

Ann Patterson, in memory of Bud, $100

Emma Jean Posey, in memory of my husband, Clinton and daughter Jeannie, $50

Sandra Huff, in memory of Harry C. Huff, $100

Calvin and Rhodanna Hall, in memory of Calvin and Wilma Hall, Merlyn and Marilyn Perdue, $200

Mary and Gladys, in memory of Dr. George N. Howard and Nick and Rose, $100

Frank Mathews, in memory of the Bell and Mathews families, $10

Jim and Marty Kemplin, in memory of Jay, $50

Ernest and Dorothy Woodall, in memory of Ernest Woodall Jr., $100

Karen Fish, in memory of Bill and Josephine Fish, $25

Deborah K. Coleman, in memory of my loved ones, $50

Danny and Carrie McCormick, in memory of Don and Ramona McCormick; and Maxine and Woody Dean, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Dave Mason, Nellie Fair and Aunt Evelyn, $150

Larry and LaMarr Myers, in memory of Paris, Mildred, Nadine and Ken, $200

Ed and Petty King, in memory of Don Moore, $100

Louie and Betty Hutchinson, in memory of Ricki Gill, $25

Donna O'Field, in memory of Bill and Kristy, $100

Carolyn Atkinson, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Goshorn, $50

Edith T. Phillips, in memory of Danny Phillips, $50

David and Lois Teets, in memory of Medford and Thelma Teets; Harley and Freda Coen, $100

Molly Gaines, in memory of my husband and daughter, $100

Chris Graham, in memory of Betty Lawrence, $10

Leo Hudson, in memory of Carson, Delores, Leo and Harriet, $40

The Bohnert Family, in memory of James V. Bohnert Sr., $250

Anonymous, in memory of Donald Freeman Nelson, $100

Kaaren S. Ford, in memory of Ernestine Edgell, $25

Jill E. Todd, in memory of Terry Lee Siers, $200

Emma Jane Moran, in memory of Edward Moran, $100

Larry and Sharon Hurley, in honor of Palser Run Companion Animals, $50

John and Nancy Brallier, $200

Carll and Dorleen Pomeroy, $50

FOPA #4, $250

Tim Holbrook, $100

Gerald M. Brennan, $100

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Cochran, in memory of Dr. Robert C. Cochran, $250

Patricia S. Nelson, $100

Jane Holley, in memory of Darrell Holley, who loved Christmas, $50

Hank and Sheila Fitzpatrick, $50

Christopher Columbus Lodge 1199, $100

Anonymous, in memory of S. and A. Corey, $300

Anonymous, in memory of my loving husband and in honor of all those in need in Jesus' name, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Lance N. Powers, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Darice Gordon, $100

Anonymous, in memory of my husband, my parents and my husband's parents, $250

Anonymous, in memory of Tommy "Teets", $50

Anonymous, in memory of JCM, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Harold, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Raymond W. Haupt; in honor of Mary Ann Haupt, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Brooks and Becky Nichols, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Dave Bauer, $150

Anonymous, in memory of Dawn DeCanio, $50

Jack and Della Painter, $500

Peter Costello, $75

K&J Hager, $25

Tom and Debbie Dean, $50

Daniel R. Schuda, $1,000

The Daywood Foundation, $3,000

Bill and Brenda Casto, $250

Margaret Edens, $50

Martha Hacala, in memory of Ed Hacala, $100

Bill and Diane Kimble, in honor of Father P. Edward Sadie, $100

Ron and Ramona Lockwood, in honor of our granddaughter, Caroline Lockwood, $100

Carolyn Smith, in honor of Ruth H., Marilyn, Barbara, Doris, Hannah, Norma and Ruth A., $50

Claudia Kol, in memory of Mustafa Kol, husband, $100

Claudia Kol, in honor of Matthew and Michael Kol, sons, $100

Carolyn Morris, in memory of my mom and in honor of my grandchildren, $25

LaDonna Wilson, in memory of my sister, Darleta Hurt, $50

Joan and Charles Roy, in memory of Lola Bailes, mother, $100

Nancy Hauser, in memory of Bob Foster, $200

Sam King II, in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel King by their children, $100

Susan B. Orders, in memory of Robert B. Orders, $100

Wayne and Caroline Coleman, in memory of Margaret and Newt Coleman, Jennie Marie Walker, Megan Harrison and Jill Miller, $5,000

Jerry and June Hicks, in memory of Judy King and Barbara Godby, $100

Rose Marie Fratino, in memory of my husband and daughter, $200

Paul and Raymona Kinneberg, in memory of David and Helen Kinneberg, Clifton Amsbury, $500

Florine and Timothy Stern, in memory of our husband and dad, Arthur Stern, $50

Janet D. Nelson, in memory of Paul R. Nelson, $200

Joyce Vaughan Samples, in memory of Miss Goldie Bragg, my aunt and first grade teacher who helped so many children during her lifetime, $25

The Dorseys, in memory of family, $100

Eloise Boggs, in memory of Ken Hechler, $100

The Church of Jesus Christ, in memory of Bishop E.A. Whitt, $1,000

Ron and Linda Rowley, in memory of our son, Kent Rowley, $200

Ron and Linda Rowley, in memory of Wiley and Irene Rowley, $200

Ron and Linda Rowley, in memory of Willard and Jewell Wray, $200

Joyce Andruzis, in memory of my mother, Eleanor Andruzis, $100

Bob and Joann Daley, in memory of Louise Bryant, $100

Karen Jenkins, in memory of Alma and Harold Bronaugh, $200

Larry Rowe and Julia Beury, in memory of Cindy Crowder, $50

John and Gladys Moran, in memory of Jo Moran and Royce Snodgrass, $125

Leah Lewis, in memory of James G. Dallmeyer, $100

Mary Jo Hansen, in memory of mom and dad, $100

Glen and Kathy Vogelaar, in memory of our parents, $100

Pat and Jim Dickson, in memory of Herald Baughman, $100

Dr. William L. Harris, in honor of my father, H. Frank Harris, WWII veteran who turned 95 on Nov. 30, $250

W. Warren Upton, $100

Tiano O'Dell, PLLC, $1,000

Anonymous, in memory of Alex Hereford, $50

Charles Hamilton, in memory of Eloise Hamilton, $50

Anne Carroll, in honor of the Staff of SweetBriar Assisted Living Facility in Dunbar, $100

Rebecca Funderburk, $50

Patricia C. Hammer, $50

Brett Barthelmess, in memory of Art and Shirley Barthelmess and Bill and Shirley Miller, $100

Harlan Miller, in honor of the Miller Family, $100

Dennis Arnett, in memory of Dennis Pease, $50

James Chapman, in memory of Dorothy Jarrett and Addie Elswick, $50

Kent Cooper, in memory of William C. Diller, $100

William White, in memory of Hugh and Mary White, $500

Grace Wagner, in honor of The Dearborns, $25

Park Chapman, in memory of MCC, $50

Rebecca Brouse, in honor of Love being here every day, $50

Cathy Aquino, in memory of Lawrence Aquino, $100

Sandra Zubick, in memory of Dot Caldwell, $50

Ed and Brenda Roberts, in memory of our parents, $100

John Spence, in memory of Mike and Brenda, $300

Norma Parker, in memory of Kenneth E. Parker, $100

Jason Knight, in honor of USAF, $100

Beverly Taylor, in memory of Art and Shirley Barthelmess, $300

Laura Thaw, in honor of Martha Ammon, $25

Gabriele Wohl, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Basil G. Mullens, $50

Anonymous, in memory of The Dooleys, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Byron and Vera, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Cleon Ferrell, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Logan, Mason and Audrey, $25

Anonymous, in memory of "Abe" Phillips, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Carl A. Yokum, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Dewey M. King, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Elsie, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Jeff and Dee Dee Means, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Sam Rubin and Ervin Alperin, $100

David and Peggy Schultz, in memory of Blaine and Martha Schultz, $150

David and Peggy Schultz, in memory of Chilton "Chic" Roberts Jr., $150

Elizabeth G. Carr, in memory of Staley and Rosalee Gibson, $150

Barbara Givens, in memory of James Givens, $100

Linda Means, in memory of James, Johnnie Boone; Wayne Collins, Freda Keeney, $50

Curtis and Lucy Withrow, in memory of William Brotherton, $200

Barbara Young, in memory of Pete and Louise Peters, $100

Dina Luby, in memory of Bernard Luby, $50

Scott and Becky Downey, in memory of Virginia Vaughan, Alice Downey, Jimbo Downey, $100

Dunbar First Church of God Adult 2 Sunday School Class, in memory of Cheryl Arace, $75

Mary and Larry Rollins, in memory of my brother, Jerry Guy, $50

Chuck Hamilton, in memory of Eloise Hamilton, $500

Joseph Golden, in memory of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, $100

Karen Miesner, in memory of my parents - Hal and Kathleen Miesner, $250

Annette R. Ferrell, in honor of my family, $100

Shannon Rogers, in honor of my family, $20

Aidan Rogers, in honor of those in need, $20

Raymond Bolyard, in honor of Rose, $50

Earnest Waldon, in honor of Joan and Brent Wolfe, $300

Julia A. Weese, in honor of those affected by the flood, $50

Marjorie A. Clarkson, $150

Hayden Sizemore, $50

JoAnn Dawson, $50

Donna and Kevin Linger, in honor of my mother, Mazie Mullins, $25

Friends - Chris, Larry, Ruth and Bill, in memory of Corky "DeMarko" DeMarco, $200

Stephen King, in honor of Loved Ones, $150

Philip Sundstrom, in honor of Mark, Cyndy and Emily Sundstrom, $150

Joel Armstrong, in honor of Faith Armstrong, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Bill, $200

Kim Guilfoile, in honor of Mom (Faye) and Dad (Joe), $100

Tom and Louise Brotherton, $100

Sybil McCoy, in honor of Kris Sitler (nurse), $50

Carolyn Randolph, in loving memory of Larry Randolph, $1,000

Mrs. Sandy Pittman, in memory of Don and Tracy Pittman, $50

Zelda Lewis, in memory of Sanford Lewis, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Norris and Elizabeth Smith, $25

Marty Stepp, in memory of Gene P. Stepp, $100

Thomas F. Kern, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Maria, Nick, Al and Nikki, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Megan Sharps, $25

Dave Ritchey, $300

David Gurley, in memory of Patricia Gurley, $25

Kathy and Dale Mobley, in honor of Aiden and Peyton, $50

Marian Hanna, in memory of my sister, Frances Cogar, $50

David Catlett Sr., in memory of Buck and Lois Catlett, $50

Anonymous, in memory of E.R. and Mary K. Schulz, $25

Saralyn V. Davis, in memory of John and Dorothy Davis, $200

Anonymous (combined total): $20,587.29

Weekly Total: $62,037.29

Grand Total (so far): $141,440.29

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Charity drive surpasses last year's total http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20170105/GZ0104/170109780 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20170105/GZ0104/170109780 Thu, 5 Jan 2017 17:23:24 -0500 The Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund drive has drawn to a close, and with a handful of last-minute donations, Gazette-Mail readers have topped last year's total.

With the most recent donations, this year's total stands just short of $168,000 -- about $8,000 more than last year.

Donations from our generous readers will go toward the people in our community who need help the most, and the agencies whose mission is to help those people.

Below are the names of those who donated this past week. A full list of donors to this year's Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund drive will appear in the Jan. 14 newspaper.

Howard and Mary Lou McJunkin, $1,000

Sharon B. Anthony, $25

Anonymous, in honor of Dr. R.E. Hamrick Jr., $100

Anonymous, in honor of Dr. Alex Skaff, $100

Ronald G. Pearson, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Lisa, $50

Luther Daniel, in honor of Mr. Samuel F. Daniel, $50

Gretchen Callas and Doug Baker, $500

Herscher Foundation Inc., $1,000

Norman W. III and Susan C. Shumate, in honor of Elizabeth Chilton, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Nick Klapproth, $50

Ed and Connie Hillenbrand, in memory of Jim and Marianne Lane; Ed and Florence Hillenbrand, $50

Faith and Bill Bragg, in memory of our parents, $100

Pat Woodyard, in memory of Mil and Gene MacShane, $100

Rudolph Raynes, $100

V. Rev. Olof H. and Eva J. Scott, in memory of Charles and Addie Rutroff Family, $100

Gregory B. Meadows, $125

Anthony Abatjoglou, $50

Rick and Brenda Ellis, in memory of Floyd and Camilla Ellis, $250

Ben and JoEllen Zacks, in memory of Zack and Sam, $500

Lawrence Thrush, in memory of Garnett and Russ Kinder, $500

Ronald Kelemen, in memory of mom and dad, $40

Anonymous, for the father needing dentures, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Billie L. Hanna, $50

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Charity drive looks to exceed goal http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161229/GZ0104/161229536 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161229/GZ0104/161229536 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:21:19 -0500 Christmas is past and 2017 is just days away, but it's not too late to keep giving during this holiday season.

Generous readers have continued to contribute to the Gazette-Mail Charities fund. This past week, the charity added more than $17,700.

That brings the total to a little more than $159,000 - so very close to last year's total of $160,000, our goal for this year.

If you meant to give, but haven't had the time amid the rush of the holidays, please take a moment to help take that total past our goal.

Donations go to help our local social services agencies and those in need.

To give, use the donation coupon in today's newspaper or go online to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

Here's a list of this week's donors:

Anonymous, in memory of Wilson Shuman, Jay Margolis and Sid Lopinski, $100

Jorea and Darrell McGraw, in memory of Ned Chilton and Don Marsh, whose good works continue to make a positive difference in the lives of West Virginians, $1,000

Dingess-Rum Properties Inc., $250

Steve and Lisa Cassis, in memory of Paul Cassis and Cledith Keeney, $100

Steve and Lisa Cassis, in memory of Sadie, Phillip, Jenny Cassis, $100

Britt and Judy McJunkin, in memory of Mary Kathryn Hamrick Graham, $100

Charles Bailey, in honor of Phyllis Bailey, $250

Suzanne Sheppard, in honor of Chris Sheppard, $50

Pat Blankenship, in honor of Jackson and Colton Blankenship, $50

Deborah and Marty Harmon, in memory of Skidaddy Harmon, $25

Steve and Lisa Cassis, in memory of Fred, Jenny, Mose Risk, $100

William and Marion Moore, $350

Anonymous, in memory of my parents, $500

Travis Milam, in memory of Bruce Milam, my Dad and No. 1 Cleveland Browns fan, $50

James Bush, in memory of PBJ-DAW, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Cecil and Ruby Kidd, $700

Jerry and Kathy Hudnall, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Dr. Bill Lawton, $200

John and Betty Oakes, in memory of Tom Oakes (1930-2016), $100

Shadow Hills Bible Study, $70

Doug and Rhonda Moffitt, in memory of Harriett Burford, $200

C&L Construction Co. Inc., in memory of Frank and Connie Moffitt, $200

Elizabeth Scharman, $100

Anonymous, in honor of my six grandchildren, $60

Patricia Abbott, in memory of Joe, $25

White Pilgrim Methodist Church, $97

Bill and Pat Humphreys, in memory of Beth Garcia Reynolds, $100

Mel and Pam Curry, $100

William Mitchell, in memory of James "Doc" Mitchell, Derick Kincaid, $100

Jim and Karen Moore, in honor of all flood victims, $20

Joe and Diana Haskett, in memory of Aden Haskett, L.C. and Sharon Ball. In honor of Lena Haskett, $100

Zoe Matics, $50

Anonymous, in memory of William and Betty Wilson, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Our Loved Ones, $50

S. Ratcliffe, $100

Ed and Debbie Fischer, in memory of Leroy an Jean Meadows, Al and Myrtle and Janet Fischer, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Bill Herscher, $40

Carbide Ladies Golf League, $120

David Wylie, in memory of Rod Wylie, $50

Scott and Tina Walsh, $50

David J. Perry, in memory of David J. Perry II, $20

Mary Lou Welch, in memory of Carl and Harry D., $100

L.A. Westfall, in memory of Christopher Zane Westfall, $50

Tom L. Horn Jr., $100

Jackie Thompson, $25

Lucile Dudley, in memory of Vernon "Buck" Dudley and Robert "Bob" Leslie, $100

Employees of Brylee's and Brianna's, $30

Norma Shuck Levy, in memory o Thelma Shuck, $100

Julia A. Morton, $25

Barbara Morton, $25

Mary Leslie Morton, $25

Harold and Elizabeth Quigley, in memory of Harold and Katy Grueser and Shirley Quigley, $300

Jeannie Plumley, in memory of Clarence Plumley, $50

John T. Poffenbarger, $100

John and Susan Poffenbarger, in memory of Matt, $100

Louise W. Gunnoe, in memory of Barry Lee Gunnoe, $50

Emily Duke, in memory of Paris and Mildred Stephens, $50

Rebecca McCoy, $25

Carrie Howell, in memory of Gene Howell, Marion Howell Cottrell and Joanne Auman, $25

James Triplett, in memory of Jeanne Fitch Shelton an Donna Triplett, $250

Millie Marshall, in memory of Leroy, Steve and Robert Moore, $2,000

Nancy Winefordner, in honor of our dear friends, Susan and David Hill, $50

Karen Wolfe, in memory of Francis Goldsmith Hutton, $50

Elizabeth Brown, in memory of Clifford Lantz and Pete Brown, $100

Kara and Andrew Garibian, in memory of Larry E. Jones, $25

John White, in memory of Roland, Leah and Nell, $100

Cheri Bryant, in memory of Cayla Sue Bryant, $100

Truist, $36

Gabriele Wohl, $10

Leslie N. Johnson, $50

Cathy Henderson, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Bonita, Lee, Mousie and Phil, $100

Bowles Rice Technology Farm, $300

Sherry Elliott, in memory of my loved ones, whom God has called home, $50

Weekly total: $17,723.00

Anonymous (combined): $6,755.00

Grand total to date: $159,163.29

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Gazette-Mail Charities: As winter sets in, woman needs heat for home http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161224/GZ0104/161229719 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161224/GZ0104/161229719 Sat, 24 Dec 2016 14:37:16 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports

"Marsha" and her husband built their home with money they earned from collecting scrap metal. The two still live on their property, even though their marriage has ended and the home has fallen into disrepair.

Marsha is now surviving on a single Social Security income. She lives in a camper on her property, while trying to make repairs on the home to make it livable again.

She's been in the hospital with several health issues over recent months, including breathing problems exacerbated by extreme cold and heat. Her home now has neither heat nor air conditioning.

Like many other people in the area who have problems that can seem insurmountable, Martha turned to one of the region's social service agencies - in her case, Union Mission.

It's helping her get back on her feet, although a heating-and-cooling system for her home won't be cheap - about $4,000. In all, repairs on her home will cost about $15,000.

On this Christmas Day, please consider a donation to the Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund drive. The money goes to the people who need it most, and to the agencies, like Union Mission, who give those people the help they desperately need.

To help, fill out the donation coupon in today's newspaper and send it with your check, made payable to Gazette-Mail Charities. To give online, go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo. Donations are tax-deductible. Gazette-Mail Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Neediest Cases: Dad needs dentures to help find work and bring back his smile http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161223/GZ0104/161229767 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161223/GZ0104/161229767 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:30:28 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports This 38-year-old Webster County man doesn't like to show his smile.

Several months ago, he had all of his teeth pulled because they were in extremely poor condition. His caseworker said he had battled with declining dental hygiene for years.

"It has really embarrassed him," the caseworker said.

Now, the man struggles every day to chew even the simplest of foods and he is largely limited to soft foods that don't require much chewing.

The man lives with his wife and their 9-year-old son.

The man has been unemployed for several months and currently is looking for work. But without teeth, he's had trouble finding gainful employment.

"It would boost his morale because he would feel more comfortable being around people and he wouldn't feel so bad about himself," the caseworker said. "It would make his appearance look better."

The man is asking for a full set of dentures so he can eat easier and he can improve his appearance.

Since the man is unable to find work, the wife has to support the family. She brings home about $1,100 a month. The caseworker said there's just no extra money to purchase dentures on the family's limited budget.

Needs: $525 for a full set of dentures.

Cases published in the Gazette-Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies.

To give, use the donation coupon in today's paper or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Gazette-Mail Charities: Soup kitchen just one part of Mountain Mission http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161221/GZ0104/161229866 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161221/GZ0104/161229866 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:55:42 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports

The young man had nowhere to go. Homeless, he walked around Charleston's West Side with his belongings in a backpack.

For the past few months, the only hot meal he gets each day has come from the Mountain Mission soup kitchen, which opened in late October on Sixth Avenue. The agency feeds 125 people a day, and employees and volunteers work to treat it like a restaurant.

"People won't have to stand in lines," John Roberts, the group's executive director, said at the time. "They can sit down and be treated with dignity. It will be just like going to a restaurant."

But Mountain Mission, which celebrated its 90th anniversary this year, needs food and money to keep the soup kitchen going.

Donations to the Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund help agencies like Mountain Mission support the less-fortunate residents of our community - like the woman in her 60s who came into Mountain Mission asking for help with her water service, which was about to be shut off.

The woman was working, but was raising two grandchildren and had recently left an abusive relationship. Mountain Mission helped her so her water wouldn't be turned off, and gave her a generous amount of food from the agency's food pantry to help feed her family.

Like many local charities, Mountain Mission has also helped people displaced or otherwise hurt by this summer's devastating floods. One young couple with a baby needed help after their home was severely damaged by floodwaters. All their earnings were going toward making their home livable again, and they struggled to pay their other bills as a result.

Besides financial help for bills and food from the pantry, Mountain Mission also helped the family with building supplies through the agency's HOPE Project, and supplied diapers for their baby.

To help Mountain Mission continue helping people and families like these, please consider making a donation to Gazette-Mail Charities. Donations made to Gazette-Mail Charities' holiday fund drive go to agencies like Mountain Mission, which then put the money to good use in our community.

To help, fill out the donation coupon in today's paper and send it with your check, made payable to Gazette-Mail Charities. To give online, go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo. Donations are tax-deductible. Gazette-Mail Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Neediest Cases: Grandmother seeks beds for grandchildren http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161220/GZ01/161229948 GZ01 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161220/GZ01/161229948 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:53:47 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports This Charleston grandmother is doing all she can to make a home for her two young grandchildren, but beds for them would make things easier.

The 59-year-old woman took the boy and girl, ages 11 and 10 respectively, in after they were removed from their mother's home, a caseworker said. Mom, the woman's daughter, is no longer in the picture, she said, and Dad never was.

"Grandma just stepped up to the plate to take care of those kids full time," the caseworker said. "She doesn't have a lot, but she does what she can with what she has."

The grandmother works as a temporary office assistant and brings in only minimum wage. She has temporary custody of the children but is in the process of making the arrangement permanent. If granted permanent custody of the children, she would get a stipend from the state to help with their care, the caseworker said.

Bringing the children into her home was an unexpected move, the caseworker said, and it hasn't been without its bumps.

The grandmother wouldn't let the children bring anything with them when they came to her mobile home because their mother's home had a bed bug infestation. She was able to get clothing vouchers for the children to ensure they had clothes.

The boy was being bullied and began acting out as a result, but that situation has since been resolved, easing some of the grandmother's worries.

And on one occasion, during a short visit with the children, the children's mother stole the $20 the girl had earned for a month of doing household chores, bringing more pain and heartache for the children and the grandmother.

"They don't have much of anything, but she tries - she tries so hard," the caseworker said of the woman. "She doesn't have a lot to get them the extra. She was already stressed about Christmas."

The children are "humble," the caseworker said, and understand that Christmas might be subdued this year.

The grandmother is more focused on providing a place to sleep for the two. She has space in her mobile home for the children, but they need beds. The boy currently is sleeping on the couch and the girl is sharing her grandmother's bed.

The caseworker suggested Neediest Cases to the grandmother.

The caseworker herself received a bed for her child when she was a student struggling and in need. The caseworker's child still has the bed and is heading off to college.

"People helped me when I needed help," the caseworker said. "I want to pay it forward for her now and get her the help she needs."

Needs: $400 for two twin beds, $200 for bedding

Cases published in the Gazette-Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies. To give, use the donation coupon below or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Gazette-Mail Charities: Manna Meal feeds the hungry with no questions asked http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161219/GZ0104/161219488 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161219/GZ0104/161219488 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:39:50 -0500 From staff reports By From staff reports When hungry people come to eat breakfast or lunch at Manna Meal, volunteers don't ask questions.

They aren't responsible for helping the people find jobs or get finances in order. They just want to make sure they don't leave hungry.

Jean Simpson, executive director, said that while they contribute to success stories, she doesn't know many by heart, even though she has worked there eight years.

"You don't have those stories, so you just pray to God when they stop coming they're in a good situation and that they don't need us any longer," she said.

But she does like to tell one story about a man who lived at Brooks Manor, a couple blocks away. One day, he just stopped coming. Four years later, he showed up and asked to talk with her.

Simpson took him into the kitchen, where he told her he had been ill and out of work when he came to Manna Meal. Then he presented her with a check for $3,000.

"I'm giving back to you what you gave to me, because you saved my life," he told her.

Manna Meal opened 40 years ago, in 1976. Simpson said Manna Meal started when people started knocking on the door of the Rev. James Lewis, of St. John's Episcopal Church, asking for food or money, so he started serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and soup.

In 1981, a nonprofit was formed. Simpson said Manna Meal now averages more than 400 people per day.

It is open seven days a week, 365 days a year.

"We don't require anything in return or before you eat," Simpson said. "The requirement is: If you're hungry, get in line and we'll serve you."

Manna Meal includes a food pantry and a garden, as well. Its food also supplements other agencies.

About 150 volunteers come each week to help cook, serve, collect and deliver food.

In 2015, they collected 240,000 pounds of food and served more than 150,000 meals.

Simpson said she thinks they were busier this fall because more people were likely to walk or take public transportation there in the warmer weather.

"Every single day, they express gratitude," she said. Some even volunteer to help.

"Most of them, the term is 'God bless you,' " she said. "I hear that a lot."

Manna Meal is in need of volunteers to help serve and prepare meals.

It is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1105 Quarrier St.

They always need gloves, boots, socks and food donations, including cereal, canned meat and soup.

To help Manna Meal continue to feed the hungry, consider a donation to the Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund. All donations to Gazette-Mail Charities are tax-deductible. Look for the donation coupon in today's newspaper or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Neediest Cases: Lift chair would help couple regain their health http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161218/GZ0104/161219525 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161218/GZ0104/161219525 Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:47:20 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports

For one Sissonville man, a new lift chair would provide him, and his wife, a new lease on life.

The man, 71, is currently disabled and living with diabetes. He's also suffering from neuropathy, which causes weakness and pain from nerve damage.

He can currently walk with a cane, but it's difficult for him to get up from a chair.

He's been encouraged to take diuretics, but he doesn't take them because it's too difficult for him to get to the bathroom on time. He's ended up in the hospital several times this year because he avoids taking the pills.

His wife is typically the one who lifts him from a seated position, but it's not good for her health either. When she does so, it causes intense strain on her body and heart problems.

"She doesn't realize the damage she's doing to herself," the man's caseworker said.

His caseworker has spent months trying to find an affordable lift chair.

The couple, who receives $1,062 in Social Security benefits each month, cannot afford to purchase one. She reached out to companies, but many rejected her requests.

Until now.

Big Sandy Superstore has offered to give the man the lift chair at about half of its normal price.

For him, the chair will give him the freedom to walk around the house, make healthier meals and even take his medication.

She said it would also encourage him to exercise instead of staying in his chair.

For his wife, the chair would prevent her from hurting herself in attempts to help her husband.

The man is still skeptical about the offer, his caseworker said.

The caseworker said he's a "teddy bear," who isn't good at accepting help for himself. She said he thinks he doesn't deserve any charity.

"He's not too happy because he wants to give back to others," she said. "He wants to make sure help goes to someone who needs it."

The caseworker hopes this will encourage the man to pursue a healthier lifestyle and will encourage his wife to focus on her own health instead of her husband's.

She said without the chair, the man may have to resort to calling 911 just to get up.

"It's giving him the chance to not be prisoner to the chair."

Needs: $500 for X-Large Lift Chair.

Cases published in the Gazette-Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies. To give, use the donation coupon in this newspaper or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Gazette-Mail Charities: Salvation Army helping family hit by flood http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161217/GZ0104/161219588 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161217/GZ0104/161219588 Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:27:17 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports

With the help of local Salvation Army workers, one area family hopes to regain a sense of normalcy this holiday season after losing their home and possessions in the June floods.

A single mother of a 3-year-old boy is struggling to make ends meet.

She is also the legal guardian of three adult women with physical and mental disabilities who range from 47 to 51 years old.

The mother also suffers from lupus.

When the heavy rains began on June 23, the mother wasn't concerned about flooding until she noticed the water rising to unsafe levels.

The family was rescued from their rented home by two fire fighters, and while the Federal Emergency Management Agency assisted them with a dollar amount to find a new home to rent, the mother wasn't compensated for the possessions that were lost.

According to the Salvation Army, which is working with the family, the mother is still struggling to replace lost and damaged furniture and household items.

In addition, she is trying to provide Christmas gifts for her son.

Some items the family still needs include extra large and XXL pajamas for the adults, towels, a toddler bed, dressers, a coffee table and end tables, bedding for two twin beds and two queen beds, a television for two of the disabled women, and toys for the woman's son.

The toddler likes light-up toys, learning games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Nemo. He wears 3T clothes and size 6 shoes.

To help the Salvation Army assist this family and others like them, please consider a donation to the Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund.

All donations to Gazette-Mail Charities are tax-deductible. Look for the donation coupon in today's newspaper or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Neediest Cases: Selfless 86-year-old woman just needs a little help to regain freedom http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161216/GZ01/161219594 GZ01 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161216/GZ01/161219594 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:05:09 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports

This 86-year-old Charleston woman spends more time focusing on her bedridden husband and her adult son with special needs than looking out for her own medical needs.

The woman, who has incontinence issues because of kidney and bladder problems, is now afraid to leave her own home.

Her caseworker says her medical issues deserve attention, but that the woman's attention is focused on making sure her family is doing well. She has accidents sometimes while she's lifting her husband to bathe him, or helping her son with basic tasks. When that happens she shuts down from embarrassment.

While her incontinence makes simple tasks around the house difficult, it's even worse when she tries to go out. The woman loves to leave her home, because she's always working when she's inside. Simple tasks many others take for granted, like going grocery shopping and running errands, bring her joy.

She will get dressed and call a neighbor so she can get a ride to the store. Often as soon as she steps out of the house, she'll have an accident.

When that happens, she won't leave the house for days, or even answer phone calls. She doesn't want to admit what happened to her caseworker. Often her son is the one who will tell the caseworker that his mom had another accident.

Her caseworker said she misses leaving the house.

"She feels trapped inside her home," the caseworker said.

During the holidays, she has even more work to do. Her sister, who is disabled, comes to visit. With three people to take care of, the woman forgets about herself.

Her caseworker keeps reminding her of her age, and encouraging her to take a break, but the woman refuses to.

"That's family, it's what you do," she'll tell the caseworker.

Her caseworker and her husband's nurse are pushing her to try to leave her home. They're helping her teach her son how to do his own tasks, instead of her doing everything herself. They hope that will help her realize that she doesn't have to do every household task herself.

Often she doesn't have the right adult diapers, which causes even more accidents. The woman can't afford them, however.

For her, adult diapers and Chux pads for her home, wouldn't just solve accidents - they would give her freedom to take care of herself.

"For her, being able to go down to Corridor G would be spectacular," the caseworker said. "She always puts everybody else first."

n Needs: $250 for Depends, $100 for Chux disposable under pads.

Cases published in the Gazette-Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies. To give, use the donation coupon below or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Gazette-Mail Charities: Donations still needed as Christmas nears http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161215/GZ0104/161219676 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161215/GZ0104/161219676 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:36:50 -0500 'Twas the week - well, nine days - before Christmas, and Gazette-Mail readers continue to show their generosity.

Donors to the Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund drive contributed more than $41,000 over the past week, bringing the drive's three-week total to nearly $80,000.

That's a huge amount, but it's just half of the $160,000 raised last year. We'd like to hit or beat that mark, so if you haven't donated, please consider doing so.

Your donation goes to help less fortunate residents in our community and the agencies that work to provide them with that help.

To donate, look for the form in today's paper or visit wv gazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

Here's this week's list of donors to the Gazette-Mail Charities holiday fund drive:

Roxalana Gospel Adult Sunday School Class, in memory of Olive Asbury, $350.

Connie Davis, in memory of Thomas R. Davis Sr., $100

Tod and Barrie Kaufman, in beloved memory of W.E. Chilton III, $100

Bill, Noel, Karen and Marcus Hassan, in memory of David Matthew Hassan: $100.

Joe and Faye Guilfoile, in memory of our parents: $100

Patricia Stewart, in memory of Delmas Stewart, $25

Mike Lansdale, in memory of George and William Lansdale, $200

Vernia Pritchard, in memory of Howard, Patty, Betty, Charlie and Susie, $50

Debbie C. Meloni, in memory of Ted A. Meloni, $100

Betty Renstrom, in memory of Gordon E. Renstrom, $50

JoAnn Walker, in memory of my son Mark, husband Bill and twin sister Mary Lou Bills, $200

Cecil Roberts, in memory of Teresa and Lori Roberts, $100

Harold Loy, in memory of James Ode Loy, $105

Deborah Conrad, in memory of my parents, $100

Richard and Nancy Divita, $750

Larry and Elizabeth Bird, $50

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Terry, $500

Canaan United Methodist Women, $200

Nancy Cox, $500

Joseph L. Badgley, $100

Anonymous, in memory of parents, Don and Lou, $100

Anonymous, in memory of LTC Rick Walker, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Evelyn Keener, $50

Anonymous, in memory of brother Jeff and Molly Marie, $100

Sharon Chambers, in memory of Frank Chambers, $50

Rob Byers and Tara Tuckwiller, $100

Jay and Camille Arceneaux, in honor of Dr. Camille Alberico, $200

Jimmy F. and Cynthia R. Frazier, in memory of our parents, $25

Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church, in memory of past members, $25

Anonymous, in honor of our Lord Jesus, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Molly and Warren, $100

Anonymous, in honor of our God from whom all blessings flow, $500

Anonymous, in honor of all caregivers, $150

Anonymous, in honor of Bob Orders, $200

Joe Stephenson, in memory of Bob, Joe and Mary, $100

Randy and Ann Morrison, in memory of Michael Bowen, $50

Kay Fannin, in memory of Zella Bowman, $75

Anne Rada, in memory of my husband, Edward Rada, $200

Connie and Rocky Calabrese, in memory of Charles and Rosie Prowse, $300

Barbara K. Brown, in honor of Earle S. Brown, $300

Virgil Jeffrey, $50

Bill and Denise Harper, $200

Rob's Fund, B'nai Jacob Ladies' Auxiliary, $100

Jane and Jerry Roy, $100

Steve and Sheila Snodgrass, $300

Solid Mountain Sangha, $150

Jim and Ann Nelson, $200

Harlan Wilson Jr., $50

Joan Power, $100

Raymond and Diana Barber, $100

Sowers & Company, A.C., $500

Martha Ammon, $30

Elaine Jett, in memory of Doug and Rose Spaulding, $100

Anonymous, in memory of family members, $500

Homer W. Maddox, in memory of our precious Chris, $100

Mrs. Sue Watts, $100

Camille Keller, in memory of William H. and Helen I. Keller, $25

Judy and William Meadows, in memory of Katie, Sebert and Violet; Bill, Gloria Jackson and Bob Allison, $100

Melody Simpson, in memory of Eleanor K. Simpson, $200

Sam and Nancy Frame, in memory of our son, Clinton, $100

Alan and Carol Kuhlman, in memory of Genevieve Hogan, $50

David Lieving, in memory of Roberta Lieving, $500

Jeff and Debbie Allen, in memory of Noel "Cindy" Campbell-Hill, $300

The Hannoush Family, in memory of Fred, Victoria and Amal Hannoush, $100

Susan, Jennifer and Nancy, in memory of their parents, $300

Pam Kirby, in memory of Eddie Kirby, $100

Lisa McCracken, in memory of my loving parents, $100

Helen M. Morris, in memory of Dorothea N. Morris, $100

David and Linda Arthur, in memory of Jeffrey Todd Arthur, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Shirley Smith, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Godly forgiveness, $100

Anonymous, in memory of George Moose, the Rev. and Mrs. Homer Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bailes and Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Roy, $200

Ron and Ramona Lockwood, in memory of "Ernie" Woodall Jr., $100

Ron and Ramona Lockwood, in honor of Ernest and Dorothy Woodall, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Brian Wheatcraft. Love and miss you forever, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Robert, Iva, Bill and Virginia McKinney, $100

Anonymous, in memory of our parents, $1,000

Anonymous, in honor of Bella Walsh, $25

Anonymous, in memory of my husband, my parents and my husband's parents, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Kenneth R. Hess, $500

Anonymous, in memory of Winifred and Betty, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Jack Rollins, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Dick Gould Jr., $150

Anonymous, in memory of Andy, $150

Anonymous, in honor of Maddie Walsh, $25

Anonymous, in memory of Benny and Josephine Divita, and George and Minnie Lee Thomas, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Hugh "Cub" and Jennie Hicks, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Fletcher and Ella Pritt, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Dale and Freda Wylene Smith, $200

Herbert Harr, $200

Joanna Osborne, $100

DCM and LCM, $300

Susan and Richard Genthner, $100

Daisy Bennett, $50

Ruth Winfield, $75

Lloyd II and Patty McIntyre, $500

Nancy and Jim DeCarlo, $100

Alex Franklin, in honor of Cabell and Merriweather, $100

Mrs. E.W. Rugeley Jr., in honor of Councilwoman Mary Jean Davis, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Faith WHFMS Circle, $100

The Rev. and Mrs. Ricardo C. Flippin, in honor of V.F. Marieno, $25

Rich and Wilma Naseef, in honor of William and Charlie, $100

Kay and Tim Cunningham, in honor of the 2 little girls needing beds in Spencer, $650

Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church, in honor of the current congregation of Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church, $20

Joe Koleske, in honor of the Koleske Family, $100

Helen Hatcher, in memory of O.W. "Bud" Hatcher, $25

Sharon Callard, in memory of Delcie Chin, Dot Caldwell and Linda Jarrett, $50

Mary Brightwell, in memory of Herbie Campbell, $50

William Horn, in memory of Sara Gene Horn, $250

Diana Green, in memory of Margie and Vic Green, $25

Betsy Johnson, in memory of Ruth R. Peyton, $200

Elinor Midkiff, in memory of Mary Lou Hindle, $100

Ann C. Darling, in memory of Caroline E. Hopkins, $150

Jim and Charlotte Huddleston, in memory of our parents, $100

Dabney Phillips, in memory of Arthur and Doris Isaac, $100

Jean E. O'Connor, in memory of Dr. Robert S. O'Connor, $100

Linda McKeny, in memory of Wade Mitchell, $100

Jerry and Sue Thomas, in memory of Madelyn Young Layne, JoAnn Davis Earhart, $100

Rudy Seacrist, in memory of Ruth Seacrist, $100

Jack Rogers, in memory of Annie Catherine Delp Rogers and Hugh H. Rogers, $500

Karen W. Haddad, in memory of Fred Haddad and Larry Haddad, $1,000

Dauree' E. Coleman, in memory of James R. Coleman Sr., James R. Coleman Jr. and Kevin R. Coleman, $50

David Jett, in memory of our mother Doris Jean Jett, $100

Kimberly Jett, in memory of our father Noble Ray Thaxton, $100

Steve and Jane Adkins, in memory of Bob Adkins, $50

Karen Potesta, in memory of mom, daddy, Jim and Aunt Rose and Sharon, $100

Karen S. Dixon, in memory of Nina Gibson and Paul L. Dixon, $100

Ruth McKean, in memory of Ruth Y. Booth and Marvin Blair Booth, $100

Dr. Gina M. Puzzuoli, in memory of Dan Snyder, $20

Leslie N. Johnson, $100

Skyview Garden Club, $170

Elliott William and Pamela Meadows Harvit, in memory of Harold Harvit and Ruth Pugh, $1,000

Stanley M. Hosteler, $500

Marilyn Greathouse, in memory of Walter and Julia Greathouse, $50

Deloris Barrett, in memory of Ken Barrett, $100

George Six, in memory of Genevie Frum Shoemaker, $100

Deborah White, in memory of Bill Hart, $500

Diana Morris, in memory of Nile Duncan, beloved brother and uncle from Charles Duncan family, $100

Jim Kirksey, in honor of the courage of flood victims, $100

Jason Gianola, in honor of John and Lynne Gianola, $100

Jason Gianola, in honor of Jason and Lauren Gianola, $200

Chris Graham, in memory of Betty Lawrence, $10

Philip Wright, in honor of All Veterans, $50

Carrie Smith, in memory of Bill Wilson, $100

Brenda O'Neill, in memory of John, Betty, Buck, Evelyn and Carrie, $100

Robert Connelly, in memory of Bernard L. Connelly, $200

Deirdre H. Purdy, in honor of Hillary voters, $100

Charles King, in memory of Scott King and Bob Key, $1,000

Melissa Ruddle, in memory of my dad, Darrell Holley, $100

Camille Keller, in memory of William H. and Helen I. Keller, $20

Alton Dolan, in memory of Alton and Rose Dolin, $100

Julia Barker, in memory of Martha and Ruby, $100

Dawn Warfield, $100

Rob Bonham, BELFOR PropertyRestoration, who donated $4,985.75 in materials and labor for older couple needing porch repairs.

Anonymous (combined) total: $15,060

Week 3 total:.$41,110

Grand Total (so far): $79,403.

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Daymark offers guidance and support to troubled youth http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161214/GZ0104/161219737 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161214/GZ0104/161219737 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:05:10 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports

Kenny was 16 years old and weighed 80 pounds when he was removed from his parents' home.

Employees at Daymark say when he first arrived, he often told staff how appreciative he was of having a clean, safe place to sleep. He was helpful with chores, but would steal food and towels and hoard them in his room.

At Patchwork, a 24-hour a day intervention center and youth shelter, he received regular medical care, tutoring and counseling for substance abuse, and today he gets good grades and has been drug free for one year, according to employees. They say he is healthy and looking forward to graduation.

Daymark is a private, nonprofit youth services agency that has served families and children in the greater Kanawha Valley for 40 years. In addition to Patchwork, employees run New Connections, a program for high-risk adolescents ages 16-21 who are seeking to live independently, as well as Turning Point, a long-term residential care program serving older youth who are wards of the state.

Employees say they abide by the belief that each young person should be given the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential, and they aim to provide guidance and support in a caring, respectful and responsible manner.

Employees also shared similar stories - Traci, whose father was incarcerated, was placed in the state's custody in the Turning Point program after her mother kicked her out of the home.

Traci learned to cook, clean, do laundry and get herself up on time. She also ended up graduating with honors and after leaving Turning Point at 18, she is now working and attending college.

Tim's father has never been involved in his life, and his mother was addicted to drugs. As a young child he often cared for his six younger siblings. Employees say his mother would lock them up for a week at a time with no food or working utilities. He was sexually abused by various boyfriends.

Eventually the children were removed from the home. Tim had significant truancy and behavior problems.

During his time at Turning Point, he was able to relax and take care of himself, employees say. He received regular medical care and counseling. Once he was able to attend school regularly, his grades came up.

Daymark is looking for volunteers to cook meals, do heavy housecleaning and perform minor renovations, including painting and landscaping.

They are also always in need of blankets, washcloths, gloves, school supplies, pillowcases, kitchen utensils, bleach, mops, brooms, lightbulbs, tissues, bath soap, conditioner, hair brushes, sheets for single beds, socks, coats, boots, pillows, cookware, laundry detergent, dish detergent, band-aids, napkins, deodorant, toothpaste, disposable razors, towels, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sponges, first aid kits, paper towels, shampoo, feminine products and travel-size hygiene items.

Donations are accepted at the New Connections/administrative building at 1592 Washington St. E, next to the dog park, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please call ahead.

To help continue serving troubled youth in Charleston and the Kanawha Valley, please consider making a donation to Gazette-Mail Charities. Donations made to Gazette-Mail Charities' holiday fund drive go to programs like Daymark.

To help, fill out the donation coupon in today's newspaper and send it with your check, made payable to Gazette-Mail Charities. To give online, go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo. Donations are tax-deductible. Gazette-Mail Charities is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

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Neediest Cases: Family seeks assistance for warm clothes, sofa after flood http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161213/GZ0104/161219801 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161213/GZ0104/161219801 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:48:56 -0500 Staff reports By Staff reports

A family of five were hit hard by the late-June floods that killed 23 people. Their home was destroyed along with most of their possessions.

The mother, father and their three children have largely recovered from the floods, their caseworker said.

"The community has really rallied around these flood victims," the caseworker said. "They've gotten most of their needs met, including a lot of furniture, but they are still in need of a sofa and they are in need of clothing for their children."

The mother and father were able to find some clothing to wear. The children, however, still are in need. As the temperatures continue to drop, they will need coats for the winter, toboggan hats, scarves, gloves, boots and anything else that might help them stay warm.

Only one parent is employed. The father works full-time as a mechanic, but with the mother struggling to find work, one income is not always enough to support the children and their needs.

"He works hard and he tries to get overtime in so he can get a little bit of extra money," the caseworker said. "He's very children-oriented and wants this for his kids."

The caseworker said that the mom already was unemployed and searching for a job when the floods ravaged their home. Since then, it's been harder than ever for her to find a job.

"They would fare better if they had a two-income household, and that's what she's trying to do," the caseworker said.

Two of the children are boys, ages 12 and 2. The eldest boy wears a size 12/14 in pants, an XL shirt in boys' sizes and an 8.5 size shoe. The youngest boy wears a size 2T and a size 7 shoe.

The daughter, who is 5 years old, wears a 5T and has a size 12 shoe.

The family also needs a couch so they have somewhere to sit when they come home in the evening.

Needs: $300 for couch, $350 for warm clothing

Cases published in the Gazette-Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies. To give, use the donation coupon below or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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After 35 years, Covenant House's food pantry, Drop-In Center remain its busiest programs http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161212/GZ0104/161219849 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161212/GZ0104/161219849 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:02:20 -0500 From staff reports By From staff reports

In 1981, Covenant House opened its doors in a small building on Quarrier Street in downtown Charleston, giving Charleston's homeless a place to do laundry, shower, make phone calls, pick up mail, get information on housing, health and employment programs and make use of a food pantry and clothing closet.

Since then, the non-profit organization has moved to a new, much larger building at 600 Shrewsbury St., and has expanded its services to include a Housing First program to place the homeless in affordable long-term rental housing in Kanawha and three neighboring counties; two group homes in Charleston for those with disabling physical or mental health issues, and a Residential and Resource program helping people in 11 counties find safe, affordable housing, prepare personal budgets, and receive emergency aid for utility payments and uncovered medical needs.

"So far this year, we have had contact with 40,000 people, 6,000 of whom are new to us," said Ellen Allen, executive director of Covenant House.

"It's hard to believe the number of people who come through here to get help from our 12-person staff. We're not a place just for people sleeping in the street. We're seeing more working people coming in. They are often people who have paid out most of their income for housing and come here two or three days before payday to visit our food pantry or get some temporary assistance with their housing payments."

The Drop-In Center that was the main attraction during Covenant House's early days on Quarrier Street remains one of the organization's busiest operations, according to Allen. "It's a little bigger, now," she said. "We still do showers, laundry, clothing and mail service out of our day shelter at Shrewsbury Street and help people get access to things like health care. This year, we've enrolled 300 people in Medicaid and insurance offered through the Affordable Health Care Act."

Covenant House's food pantry, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with additional hours of 1 to 3 p.m. available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, is located in First Presbyterian Church, where more than 20 volunteers organize tons of donated food into grocery store-style shelves from which people pick items of their own preference.

After receiving vouchers from Covenant House's Drop-In Center, families and individuals in Kanawha County can shop twice a month at the pantry without having to worry about being judged by others. About 10,000 people use the food pantry each year.

"We've really expanded our programming toward ending homelessness and we're proud of our work," said Allen. "We believe in social justice, so we'll be advocating to maintain the gains we've made and try to build on them."

To help continue serving the homeless and low-income working people in Charleston and the Kanawha Valley, please consider making a donation to Gazette-Mail Charities. Donations made to Gazette-Mail Charities' holiday fund drive go to programs like Covenant House.

To help, fill out the donation coupon in today's newspaper and send it with your check, made payable to Gazette-Mail Charities. To give online, go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo. Donations are tax-deductible. Gazette-Mail Charities is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

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Neediest Cases: Single mom seeks stove to cook for young daughter http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161211/GZ0104/161219896 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161211/GZ0104/161219896 Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:08:18 -0500 From staff reports By From staff reports

A single mother is fixing her Putnam County home on her own, replacing plywood, patching leaks, painting walls and renovating the entire bathroom.

She doesn't have much help. Shortly before she bought the old trailer last spring, her father died, the only man of influence in her life.

What has kept the single mother going is her 3-year-old daughter, and all she wants is to be able to cook a nice meal for her. The trailer's stove doesn't work, and she has to cook everything in a small microwave.

It's not often she reaches out for help, and she could really use it right now, a caseworker said.

"She is really resourceful, she's one to work and not to take," the caseworker said. "And most of all, she's a really good mom."

The trailer was in poor condition when she bought it for $1,800 just a few months ago. Despite the improvements she made, it could still use work.

The mother doesn't have many other options, however.

She gets $381 in child support and $42 in food stamps per month, along with salary from her part-time job at a nearby grocery store. She originally worked full-time at the store, but switched to part-time to take care of her child after her birth. The store currently does not have any full-time positions open, the caseworker said.

The $170 a month she pays for lot rent, plus other living expenses, puts a dent in the income she could use to purchase the stove.

"She'd be so blessed to be able to cook a real meal," the caseworker said.

Needs: Cook stove, $400

Cases published in the Gazette-Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies.

To give, use the donation coupon or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Gazette-Mail Charities: Union Mission looks to help wherever necessary http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161210/GZ0104/161219943 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161210/GZ0104/161219943 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:56:10 -0500 From staff reports By From staff reports

"Caroline" and "Charles" first came to Union Mission in the late 1990s. Caroline had been diagnosed with a degenerative disease, but she continued to work until the symptoms became too much to handle.

Then Charles was diagnosed with a completely different degenerative disease. After a long fight, he also was awarded disability benefits - but that cut into his wife's benefits.

They have two children. A son has gotten married and moved out, but their daughter still lives at home. The family finds it very difficult to get by on their limited income.

The last time they came to Union Mission, Caroline recently had surgery, and the family needed help with a utility bill.

Their greatest need now is one of life's basic necessities - a roof over their heads. Union Mission would like to help the family get a new metal roof for their home. The cost would be about $9,000.

In another case, "Harry," a young man with a wife and four small children, was laid off from his job in the coal industry. He pastors two small churches, but doesn't get paid at either one.

The churches are in far-flung rural areas, and Harry was working odd jobs to pay for his family's bills and for transportation.

He had a garden trimmer and power washer until someone stole them. It would cost about $500 for Union Mission to help replace those items.

To help these families and many others like them, please consider making a donation to Gazette-Mail Charities. Donations made to Gazette-Mail Charities' holiday fund drive go to agencies like Union Mission.

To help, fill out the donation coupon in today's newspaper and send it with your check, made payable to Gazette-Mail Charities. To give online, go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo. Donations are tax-deductible. Gazette-Mail Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Neediest Cases: Grandmother needs table, chairs for family dinners http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161209/GZ0104/161209531 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161209/GZ0104/161209531 Fri, 9 Dec 2016 21:35:47 -0500 From staff reports By From staff reports

This 55-year-old has a low income and a history of poor health.

She's had stomach surgeries and surgeries for hernias and other issues, her caseworker said. A couple weeks before Thanksgiving, she had to get her throat stretched to help with swallowing.

She previously had to deal with a feeding tube for about a year, and her husband had to puree all her food.

The hospital stays and procedures were covered by insurance, but travel and other related expenses weren't.

"They're just very nice people," her caseworker said of the couple, who she has known for over 30 years. "Before she got down and out she would do anything - she would help elderly people, she would go to their homes and help them, she would take them to the grocery store."

But her medical issues now prevent her from doing that.

Her husband is sometimes able to get odd jobs working on cars and other things. Other than that, the couple gets just $482 a month in Social Security income and $342 a month in SNAP benefits.

Their son, who had lived in a storage building next to their mobile home, died about a year ago. What this grandmother desires is a kitchen table and chairs so she can serve dinner on Sundays and holidays for her remaining children and grandchildren.

Memories are made and shared around the kitchen table. A table, and a replacement for the couple's broken down couch, would mean the world to them.

n Needs: $200 for a table and chairs, $300 for a couch.

Cases published in the Gazette-Mail's Neediest Cases Appeal have been verified by approved social service agencies.

To give, use the donation coupon below or go to wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

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Gazette-Mail Charities: Second week's donations push total over $38,000 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161208/GZ0104/161209568 GZ0104 http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20161208/GZ0104/161209568 Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:13:28 -0500 The name on the donation form just said "Mr. ArtWalk," but there wasn't any doubt.

Phil Lawrence, the well-known 81-year-old volunteer for Charleston's monthly ArtWalk, was among the dozens of people and groups who donated to the Gazette-Mail Charities holiday drive this week.

All told, donations for the second week of the drive totaled more than $18,000. Combined with the first week of the drive, that means Gazette-Mail readers have donated more than $38,000 to the less fortunate in our area and the agencies that help them. But there's a long way to go to meet our goal.

Christmas is fast approaching, so if you haven't donated yet, please don't delay.

To donate, look for the coupon on page 3C or visit wvgazettemail.com and click on the Gazette-Mail Charities logo.

Here's the list of givers to the Gazette-Mail Charities fund drive this week:

William Lane, $200

Bob and Olivia Singleton, in memory of R. Ray Singleton, $200

Jo Retta Hunter, in memory of Edsel Davis, $500

Ellie and Mark Schaul, $100

Anonymous, in memory of George Moose, $50

Mary Pauley, in memory of Sarah Hayes, $20

Craig and Sue Selby, $250

Richard Savilla, $25

Marlene R. Dial, in memory of Jim Hyde, $100

Ann Wilburn, $50

Roberta M. Spence, in memory of Cecil M. Spence, $200

Mrs. Eleanor Byrnes, $100

Mary and Richard Comer, in memory of Margaret White, $100

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Betty Volkers, Paul Bland, Amanda and Madeline Maxwell, $25

Jack Fellure, $100

Donna J. Shaver, in memory of my parents, Don and Vida Shaver, $200

Flora Francis, in memory of Bud Francis, $50

Mr. ArtWalk, $100

Mrs. Sandy Williams, in memory of Mary, Lucia and Theresa, $50

Mr. and Mrs. William Jarrett, in honor of those in need, $100

Mike Whiteford, $200

Mildred Rector, in memory of Jim Rector, $50

Roxalana Gospel Adult Sunday School Class, in memory of Olive Asbury, $350

Larry and Sheree Robertson, in memory of our loved ones and in honor of our Savior's birth, $100

Richard and Cheri Bever, $200

Connie Davis, in memory of Thomas R. Davis Sr., $100

Joel Metz, $20

Margie and Bill Spence, in honor of Wesley, Cody and Hunter, $50

Mary L. Conley, in honor of Braxton, Mason, Parker, Kaylee and Kohen - my grandchildren, $50

Bill and Linda Nehr, in memory of Paul and Mildren Gum, Wilhelminia Nehr, Mary Lou Holmes and Helen Blaine, $25

Mad Max and Anita Maxwell, in memory of Noel, Pearl, Robert and Becky Bland, $25

Sandra Myers, in memory of Byrd and Thelma Myers, $100

Thelma Spencer, in memory of Marie, Virginia, Elizabeth and Erma, $100

Bob and Millie Lynn, $100

Melinda Crislip, $100, in memory of Robert and Lila White; Debbie Westmoreland, $100

William and Paula Durham, in memory of Paul L. Beverage, Arlene Van Reenan Beverage, William S. Durham Sr., Anna Hanson Durham and Sandra Fertig Morris, $125

Mary E. Dickens, in memory of George W. Duff, $50

Virginia Johnson, $100

Bill and Connie Fryer, $75

Anonymous, in memory of Martha Kate, $100

Nancy A. Breed, in memory of Jack Mills Martin, our grandson Caleb, Joseph Bond and Judy Buckley, $25

Gary and Ronna Hatfield, in memory of Myrtle and Lucian Craddock, $250

Sam and Melinda Sutton, in memory of Wilson Shuman, $50

Anonymous, in memory of Harry A. Jackson, $100

DeArmond Lafollette Arbogast, in memory of Tom and T.H. Edelblute, $200

Ms. Dolores Smith, $30

Lawson and Linda Freeman, in memory of Trina Simmers, $100

Terry L. Johnson, in memory of Ruth and Bob Johnson, $100

Douglas and Bonnie Fisher, $500

Sidney Hicks, in memory of my parents, $100

Carol Ann Robertson, in memory of Beavis, $75

Kathleen Watson, $100

Anonymous, in memory of Letitia Sheets and Ocie Mitchell, $100

Florence Frostick, $100

Sandra Nichols Price, in memory of Eliza Lee Nichols - "My Mother", $50

Evelyn Greenlee, in memory of our sons, Ron and Steve, $2,000

Truist, $36

Anonymous, in memory of Helen, $150

Barry Myers, in memory of Ollie Ward Prichard, $40

Pamela and Robert Campe, $75

Teresa Hill Campbell, in memory of Hill-Campbell Families, $100

George Ann Grubb, in memory of my mom, Ruth Grubb, $100

Anonymous, in memory of J. Lyle Gillespie, $25

Diane and Paul Wallace, $200

Betty Warner, $100

Mr. John Baldwin, $100

Gary Young, in memory of Sid and Gladys Young, $200

Anonymous, in memory of Callie Nicole Sergent, $50

Arthur C. and Margaret O. Chapman, $50

Mr. and Mrs. K.G. Sturm, $20

James D. Hunter, in memory of Joy Hunter, $70

Elaine Wilson, in memory of Marvin and Rose Schmoll, $35

Anonymous, in honor of Gazette-Mail carriers, $25

Anonymous, in honor of Caleb Walsh, $25

Nancy Giacomo, $200

Freeman and Chiartas, Attorneys at Law, $100

Ms. R. Juanita Ong, in memory of deceased loved ones, $100

Anonymous, in honor of Ainsley, Grant, Lucy, $400

R.D. Robertson, in honor of Joe and Beacher Neenan, $25

Katherne S. Hastings, in memory of John W. Hastings, $50

Ross Nealy, in memory of Jeffrey Butler, $50

Barbara Lantz, in memory of Cliff, my beloved husband, $50

Chuck and Pam Wheeler, in memory of Sebert and Violet Lanham, and Bert and Eva Wheeler, $100

Ronald Kelemen, $40

Keith Larson, in memory of Frances Larson, $175

James W. Piercy, in memory of Jess and Pave Piercy, $200

Steve and Amy Golden, $300

Peggy McCommack, in honor of Parker and Brady, $50

Barb Gessner, in memory of Shelia Pringle, $25

Patsy Thompson, in memory of Ray Thompson, $50

Fay Jack, in memory of Kenny Jack, $25

Luke Martin, in honor of the Mom who has cancer, $10

Darlene Shamblin, in memory of Chester and Nancy Winterstein, $100

Stephen Fowler, in memory of Ryan David Blake, $200

Edward Milam, $100

Kay Tilton, in honor of Charlie Tilton, $100

Todd Witsberger, in memory of Dr. Robert C. Cochran, $200

Teresa Winfree, $500

Theresa DeLauder, in honor of Jim and Bev Triplett, $50

William Pugh, in memory of Bill Sr. and Pat Pugh, and John and Myrene Nixon, $200

Mary Stanley, in honor of Abigail, Lydia and Lee, $200

Kathy Parsons, in memory of Mildred and Paul Gum, $25

Debra James, in memory of Patricia James, $100

David Ellis, in memory of Raymond and Bertie Snyder, $20

Donald Pittenger, in memory of "Bear", $100

Dennis Boyles, in honor of 33-year-old Mom with terminal cancer trying to provide for 2 sons, $50

Paul Bailey, in memory of Donald Bailey, $50

Sam Silverstein, in honor of Sam Silverstein, $100

Anonymous (combined) total: $4,525.

Week 2 total: $18,266.

Grand Total (so far): $38,268.

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