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Friday, July 4, 2014

Family seeks help to catch up on bills

BY COURTNEY LOONEY
The Wichita Eagle

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. --

Without financial assistance, this family may lose its gas, electricity and water service.

We have fallen so far behind on our bills, the mother wrote in her application.

Her husband has gone from job to job during the recession. They have two children.

I stayed home with my kids for the past six years and I recently got a night job ... working part time, she wrote.

The husband recently began working again, but the family needs help to get through this tough time.

We could use the help to start back on the path to paying bills on time and putting this time in our lives behind us, the woman said.

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.sharetheseason.org. Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous.

So far, Share the Season has raised $45,976.

Among the donors: Anonymous in memory of Joe Ging, Darrell and Judy Baker, Billy J. Bolin Jr., Margot A. Breckbill, Frances P. Brinegar, Arthur and Sherida Claassen, Tammy Cox in loving memory of Katie Cox-Fry, Edna L. Crawford, Ruby L. Dawson, Barbara L. Eberle, Anna M. Flynn, Beverly Fowler in loving memory of Brian Kirby, Lance and Pat Hayes, Joseph and Rosemary Honer, Dick and Roseanna Jones, Marvin R. Keller, Charles and Patsy Kerley, Danny Leddy, Jane B. Loebsack, Ron and Pat Myers, Donna G. Nulik, Linda Pechanec, Vivian Richman, Jay and Carolyn Schlegel, Donald and Janet Setser, Lenore M. Strong, Terry and Paul Voth, Gloria Wallace, Tom and Ruth Wells, Amy Yearout in memory of Josh Yearout, and nine anonymous donors.

To apply for help, download an application at www.sharetheseason.org, or pick one up at the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67201. For more information, call 316-263-2769.

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