Par­ents in need of a lit­tle help

Kent County News - - FRONT PAGE -

Since the start of 2018, Bess and Jim, along with their two chil­dren Kim, 10, and Jack, 8, have ex­pe­ri­enced one set­back af­ter an­other, each one hit­ting harder than the last.

They have been strug­gling to make ends meet all year long.

Jim was laid off from his job in Fe­bru­ary and was out of work for six months. He man­aged to find new em­ploy­ment, and the fam­ily was able to start catch­ing up on bills.

How­ever, Bess’ mother passed away in Oc­to­ber and the ex­penses for trav­el­ing to the funeral were costly.

To top all of that, their home was bro­ken into last month.

Though Bess and Jim are try­ing their best to pro­vide for their fam­ily af­ter this trau­matic year, they could use as­sis­tance to help bring some much­needed hol­i­day joy to their home.

Your do­na­tion to The Star Demo­crat’s Brighter Christ­mas Fund could help this fam­ily 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. brighter­christ­mas­ ( click the do­nate but­ton).

The to­tal to date is: $ 106,665.10.

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