The 2020 Mathews Ruritan Club Christmas Blessing Fund is preparing to distribute funds for heating costs to deserving Mathews County citizens.
Unsolicited donations of $9,555.40 have been received thus far, according to the fund’s secretary/treasurer Raymond Hunley.
Although the fund did not set a goal or send out mail requests this year because of COVID-19 and other concerns, the residents, churches and organizations “still came through with their wonderful generosity and love,” Hunley said. By using some reserve funds, the fund will be able to help the same number of recipients this year as last with the same amount of monetary help.
There is still time to make a donation to help the recipients as there are no overhead costs. Tax-deductible contributions to assist needy families in Mathews with home heating costs may be sent to: Christmas Blessing Fund, P.O. Box 74, Mathews, Va. 23109. If you have any questions, contact Charles H. (Sonny) Richardson Jr. at 804-815-8422.
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