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Letter: Answering the call

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

A year ago, the citizens of Mathews County supported a fundraiser I organized to benefit Julia Campbell. Many of you have inquired about her throughout the year and, with Julia’s permission, I have decided to give an update on her current status.

Julia works for me in the Food Service Department of the Mathews County School Division. Her mother passed away about 15 months ago and she was left on her own. While struggling to find her “new normal,” the citizens of Mathews came together on that Thursday evening last May and helped her get established. The financial support was so beneficial, but your words of encouragement, the hugs and love shown to her were wonderful. During a very low point in her young life, she felt so loved. Words are inadequate to describe how meaningful that was for Julia.

Julia is doing great! We made enough money that evening to help supplement her income and help with her living expenses for one year. She is living ...

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