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Parents keep hitting obstacles, ask for help to overcome them

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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 7:00 am

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:

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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

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Ira and Edgra Ringler

Rodney and Madeline Plourde

Sarah Stoner

Maurice and Arlene Spedden

Corrine Woodard

James and Pamela Seale

Douglas Rollow III

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Henry Dove

Malcolm Bahrenburg

Jane McCauley

Jennie Einhorn

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Les and Carolyn Roslund

Richard Hunt

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