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First 2021 Christmas Happiness Fund donations deliver complete over $1,800 – Salisbury Publish

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SALISBURY — Only a couple days in, the Publish’s annual Christmas Happiness Fund donations have topped $1,825.

The fund is a continuation of a practice that began 69 years in the past with then-Salisbury Publish editor Spencer Murphy requested readers to assist native kids obtain one thing for Christmas. Since then, native donors have raised tens of 1000’s of {dollars} yearly for the Salvation Military, which makes use of the cash to situation reward playing cards to households to purchase presents.

Donations are sometimes given in reminiscence or in honor of an in depth good friend or member of the family. Final yr, this system raised greater than $42,500. This yr, the Salvation Military expects to assist about 430 households and probably greater than 1,000 kids.

Recipients register upfront with the Salvation Military. The appliance course of has already closed.

Contributions might be dropped at the Salisbury Publish, situated at 131 West Innes St., weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or mailed to Christmas Happiness, c/o Salisbury Publish, P.O. Field 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145. Checks might be made payable to Christmas Happiness Fund and donations can be positioned within the Salisbury Publish entrance door mail slot.

The newest donations are as follows:

In reminiscence of my “Little Darlin’” Betty Alexander by David Alexander, $250.

• In reminiscence of our mom, Betty Alexander, by Michelle, Melanie, Melissa and Mollie, $250.

• In honor of Tom, Lauren, Colleen, Shawn and Hannah by Don Conner, $200.

• Salisbury Lions Membership, $100.

• In honor of Macy, Grant, Spencer, Clayton, Branson and Brody by Charles and Gale Hellard, $200.

Day by day complete: $1,000.

Working complete: $1,825.

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