NFF: Family of five could use some help

LAURELTON — A Laurelton family is having a little trouble making ends meet this year.  They’re not sure exactly how it happened, but getting by isn’t as easy as it used to be.


The Laurelton family, who asked that their name not be used, is very hardworking.  The husband is a laborer, the mother a homemaker, and the three children are hardworking students.  Not much has changed in their household.  No disasters, job loss, or big purchases have thrown them over the edge this year.  It seems that prices have just gone up, and wages have stayed the same.


The couple wants to give their children a great Christmas, but with three girls, ages 17, 14 and 10, that comes at a price.  “The older girls are asking for clothes, makeup, and girly stuff.  The younger one wants games and dolls.  Things we probably couldn’t afford,” the mother said.


Not only will the Needy Family Fund help to put presents under their tree, but it will also provide a Christmas meal, which is usually a lot of work for this family of five.


They are very grateful they have the support of the Salvation Army this year.  The mother said, “We are so thankful. It helps a lot. It helps supplement everything that we can’t get for them, especially with the price of stuff going through the roof.”


You can help this family and many others by donating to the Needy Family Fund.  Each year, The Daily Item, the Salvation Army of Milton and Sunbury, Susquehanna Bank and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up to raise money for families in need.


The Salvation Army distributes toys, food, clothing, and gifts to eligible families. You are asked to please consider a generous contribution to the Needy Family Fund. Donations can be dropped off at any branch of the Susquehanna Bank. More details are posted at (Codi Jade)



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