Since the start of 2013, Jill and Dan, along with their two children, Kate, 10, and Jeremy, 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. Dan 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, Jill’s mother unexpectedly 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 Jill and Dan are trying the best to provide for their family after this traumatic year, they could use assistance to help bring some much-needed holiday joy to their home.
Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund could help bring a little joy to 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.brighterchristmasfund.org (click the donate button).
The total to date is: $95,673.65.
Those sharing the spirit of giving with others this holiday include:
In Memory of Will and John
In Memory of Virginia and T. Roe Leaverton
In Memory of Thelma Hopkins Vaughn
In Memory of Susan, Jennifer and Katie Gaylor
In Memory of Robert Meyers and Eleanor Hunter
In Memory of my husband, Schuyler “Sky” Mellor
In Memory of my husband, Bill Rowe
In Memory of Julie Thomas
In Memory of John Craig Hause
In Memory of Caleb P. Wood
In Memory of Joe and Madeline Robinson
In Memory of Janet Mullikin
In Memory of Georgia and Garland Swann
In Memory of Elinor Roberts
In Memory of Edward B. Pearson Jr.
In Memory of Edith Moore
In Memory of Earl R. Wixted
In Memory of Carol Baynard and Other Loved Ones
In Memory of Blanche W. and Frank T. Covey Sr.
In Memory of Capt. “Mike” Keene
In Memory of David and Elizabeth Merrick
In Memory of James Paul Meredith
In Memory of Bill and Lydia Wolcott
David and Connie Wolcott
In Honor of my brother, Roland Clem
In Honor of Mike and Donna Murden
In Honor of dear friends of Gary and Connie Rinehart
In Honor of Andrew, Joshua and Noah Noll
Benson and Mangold Real Estate
Tim and Sally Kagan
The Verdant Gryphon
Bill and Marie U’Ren
Alan and Karen Wald
Robert and Ingrid Harvey
Anthony Borza Jr.
Ira and Edgra Ringler
Rodney and Madeline Plourde
Maurice and Arlene Spedden
James and Pamela Seale
Douglas Rollow III
Mike and Bridget Wheatley
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Les and Carolyn Roslund