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Share the season: Father needs help with his wife’s funeral

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 7:42 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.

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.

His wife died less than two weeks ago.

She was 32.

Now the father of three children is facing burial expenses because his wife’s life insurance policy is being contested, in part because it was taken out less than two years ago.

“A friend of mine told me about the Salvation Army. I went and applied for help and they told me about Share the Season,” the father said. “We were just trying to get back on our feet. She had been ill for some time.”

She had been diagnosed with lupus seven years ago.

The children are ages 14, 9 and 8.

“I just need help with the funeral costs,” he said. “When we took out the policy she had to live for two years. She was five months short of the two years.”

Her funeral was Tuesday.

Their children, he said, are holding up.

Share the Season has raised $46,076 so far .

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. Or use your smart phone to scan the QR code near this story.

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

To apply for help, fill out an application at www.sharetheseason.org or pick one up at the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market. The application deadline is Dec. 13.

For more information, call 316-263-2769.

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