The Mathews Christmas Blessing Fund is off to a great start, more than a third of the way toward its $25,000 goal after one week, chairman Clarence Minters has announced.
Donations so far are $9,760, with contributions received from the following:
Active Adult Fellowship of Emmanuel U.M. Church, Central United Methodist Men, Central Village Homemakers of Mathews, Chris Mart, Inc., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Faulkner & Son, Inc., Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews Ruritan Club, Owens Foundation, Salem United Methodist Church, The Seabreeze, Star Fields, LLC.
Also, David and Jane Abbott, Linda M. Baldwin, Beverly and Brent Barefoot, Marianne Boyer, Jennifer and Gregory Britt, John W. Brooking, Bernard C. and Amelia Buchanan, James and Jeannie Callis, Stan and Mary Ellen Cath, Richard and Brenda Clements, Elizabeth and Brian Mark Clemmons, Boyd Collier.
Also, Kathryn Diggs, Sandra J. Forrest, James S. and Beverly Foster, Sarah and Ellis Foster, Daniel and Doreen Folzenlogen, Mairi and Hank Furniss, Ronald and Susan Greene, Peter Hall, Edward and Anita Horner, Charlotte and Robert Howard, Soles Howlett, Shirley D. Hudgins, Tabb and Flora Hudgins, Hazel Hughes, Steven and Robin Hurst, James and Mary Margaret Hutchins.
Also, Jerry Jagger, Edwin and Mary Jarvis, Rebecca Killam, Evelyn Kilmon, Reed Lawson, Arthur
Liles, Christy and Marion Love, Charles McCarty Sr., Robert and Susan McCreary, Clarence Minters, Cheryl and Dana Mise, David and Mildred Montgomery, Brenda Moore, Carol and Robert Murdock, Archie and Marilyn Owens.
Also, Robert and Karen Podd, Wayne and Virginia Pulley, Florence Rainier, Norris and Judith Richardson, Arnold and Eileen Ripley, Donna and Carl Roane, Ronald and Nancy Rowe, Dan and Vivian Russell, Joseph M. and Jane Senyk, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson C. Simmons, Mary Wade Smith.
Also, Dr. H. Pelham and Sophia Smith, Capt. Robert Dache Steele, Herman and Sally Ann Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Edison B. Vail, Julian D. and Jacqueline Wilton, Doris and Robert Wohlfort, Marjorie B. Wroten.
The fund helps needy residents with heating bills and other emergency assistance. Donations may be sent to Christmas Blessing Fund, P.O. Box 74, Mathews, Va. 23109.