It's another successful year of reaching out to help others
As 2020 begins, the Derry News Santa Fund wants to thank everyone who gave generously this holiday season to help families and individuals in the Greater Derry and Londonderry areas.
Proceeds from the Santa Fund annually go to support holiday missions through the Derry Community Fund and the Londonderry Rotary Club's community efforts.
This season, donations were over the $10,000 mark, offering hope and help to many. Santa Fund administrator and Derry News office manager Cathy DiCampo thanks everyone who contributed.
Recent donations included the following:
— Happy Holidays! Louise and Paul, $100
— Merry Christmas! Anonymous, $300
— Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! John and Shawne, $100
— Merry Christmas from Chris and Bill. $50
— Boy Scout Troop 405, $177
— Joseph and Ann Nerden, $50
— For the grateful gift of Verna Elwell and the fond memories of Jed Elwell, Alfred and Marion Hepworth, and the special gift of our family and grandchildren. Carl and Gail Hepworth, $500
— Thank you and Merry Christmas to everyone at the Derry Police Department and Derry Fire Department. Anonymous, $25