Wish­ing for a brighter Christ­mas

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Lo­gan is a sin­gle fa­ther who has had some hard times this year.

He was let go from his long-time con­struc­tion job when the com­pany he worked for had to scale back, due to a slump in the hous­ing mar­ket.

He is a skilled car­pen­ter, and has had sev­eral jobs lined up, worked a cou­ple of months, then was laid off again.

Now he is work­ing spo­rad­i­cally on a con­trac­tual ba­sis and his in­come is hit-ormiss, with no ben­e­fits like health in­sur­ance.

His two sons, Carter, 9 and Isaac, 5, live with him. It’s just the three of them at home.

Lo­gan is a sin­gle fa­ther who has had some hard times this year.

He was let go from his long­time con­struc­tion job when the com­pany he worked for had to scale back, due to a slump in the hous­ing mar­ket.

He is a skilled car­pen­ter, and has had sev­eral jobs lined up, worked a cou­ple of months, then was laid off again.

Now he is work­ing spo­rad­i­cally on a con­trac­tual ba­sis and his in­come is hit-or-miss, with no ben­e­fits like health in­sur­ance.

His two sons, Carter, 9 and Isaac, 5, live with him. It’s just the three of them at home.

Carter is a good stu­dent at school, but his real pas­sion is sports, es­pe­cially foot­ball.

His lit­tle brother Isaac is just get­ting used to be­ing in kinder­garten. He loves play­ing with ac­tion fig­ures.

Lo­gan has made a point of mak­ing sure that his boys have never gone hun­gry, but when it comes to other ne­ces­si­ties, they have had to go without more and more lately.

The money is just not there to buy gifts this year.

Lo­gan would love to sur­prise the boys on Christ­mas Day with a tree and some­thing un­der it for them.

Your do­na­tion to The Star Demo­crat’s Brighter Christ­mas Fund could help Lo­gan, Carter and Isaac dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Tax-de­ductible dona­tions, which also help other fam­i­lies in need on the Mid-Shore, may be sent to: The Brighter Christ­mas Fund, c/o The Star Demo­crat, P.O. Box 600, Eas­ton, MD 21601. Dona­tions also may be made on­line at www. brighter­christ­mas­fund.org. Click the “Donate” but­ton.

The to­tal to date is: $41,415.10

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