Man laid off from avi­a­tion work seeks help for hol­i­days

The Wichita Eagle - - News - BY AN­NIE CALOVICH

Share the Sea­son is an an­nual cam­paign that of­fers one-time aid to peo­ple af­fected by un­fore­seen hard­ships. The peo­ple are not iden­ti­fied to pro­tect their pri­vacy.

A Wi­chita man who works in avi­a­tion was laid off from his job as an air­craft elec­tri­cian in Septem­ber.

His wife earns a small monthly pen­sion.

Try­ing to find a new job at this time of the year is dif­fi­cult, the man said in an ap­pli­ca­tion to Share the Sea­son ask­ing for help.

"It would be a huge bless­ing if I could make it through the hol­i­days, and I could start with a new job after the new year starts for air­craft com­pa­nies," the man wrote on his ap­pli­ca­tion, re­quest­ing pay­ment of some monthly bills.

Share the Sea­son is help­ing peo­ple such as this man and his wife this hol­i­day sea­son. Do­na­tions are ac­cepted year-round, and ap­pli­ca­tions from those need­ing aid are be­ing taken through noon Dec. 14. Share the Sea­son is a joint project of The Ea­gle, the Wi­chita Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion and the Sal­va­tion Army. So far this sea­son, it has raised nearly $69,000. Send con­tri­bu­tions to Share the Sea­son at the Wi­chita Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wi­chita, KS 67202. To do­nate on­line, go to www.sharethe­sea­ If you have ques­tions about do­nat­ing, call 316-2644880. Donors will be listed in The Ea­gle; please note if you pre­fer to re­main anony­mous. To ap­ply for help, fill out an ap­pli­ca­tion at www.sharethe­sea­ or pick one up at the Sal­va­tion Army, 350 N. Mar­ket. The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line is noon Dec. 14. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 316-2632769. Among re­cent donors: Doug and Jo­lene Kauf­man; Donna Kennedy; Rhea Kennedy-Pratt, in honor of Bill Kennedy and David Pratt; Charles and Patsy Ker­ley; Robert and San­dra Kitchen; Bar­rett L. Knoll; Lyle and June Ko­er­per; Mr. and Mrs. Clin­ton R. Koker, in honor of Ernest and Ju­lia Oliphant; Keith and Linda Kontz; Mr. and Mrs. Den­nis Kraus; Mark and Mary Ann Lazzo; Randy and Les­lie Ler­oux, in mem­ory of Rita Ler­oux and Bill Van Do­lah;

Bob and Jan Light­ner, in honor of Tripp Light­ner; Hazel B. Lin­der, in mem­ory of Jim Lin­der; Richard and Cindy Lip­tak, in honor of their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren; Robert E. and Bar­bara A. Loop, in mem­ory of Mary Lou Stuever Heise; Steven Mank, in honor of Kylie and Ma­son Mank; Lee Mar­shall; Greg Martin, in mem­ory of Win­nie and Rory Martin; Vir­ginia and Leo Mer­ri­man, in mem­ory of Vin­cent Hen­ning;

John R. Mid­dle­ton, in mem­ory of Ca­role A. Mid­dle­ton; Janet Miller; Clarence Mor­gan; Ann Mur­ray, in mem­ory of Terry Mur­ray and Aaron Cun­ning­ham; Ron and Pat My­ers; and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nick­les, in honor of Versea Smith and Marie Grayson.

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