Manassas Journal Messenger | Eight donors help Christmas Basket

Eight donors stepped up to the plate to help Prince William County’s needy families.

The Manassas Journal Messenger/Potomac News and Prince William Salvation Army Christmas Basket received $1,105 in donations today.

Marcia W. Hampton and Larry A. Steinman of Manassas donated $250 and sent a message.

“Thanks for your good work to make the holidays happier for all,” they wrote.

Frank and Margaret Schwarz of Manassas donated $50. An anonymous donor contributed $25 and Darwin E. and Glenda L. Schurr of Nokesville donated $50.

Kathleen A. and Brad Kelley donated $30.

An anonymous donor contributed $100 and a message.

“Loving others … As He first loved us,” it read.

Alan H. Golden DDS & Associates gave $500 and a message of support.

“Keep up your good work,” it read.

Best Sewer & Drain Service, Inc. donated $100 in memory of Sherry L. Bingham.

The drive kicked off on Thanksgiving Day with $1,600 in donations.

This total exceeded last year’s Thanksgiving Day donations by $200.

Potomac News and Manassas Journal Messenger Publisher Mark Laskowski set this year’s goal at $45,000. Last year, the Basket raised $41,619 between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

The Salvation Army helps residents with utility and other bills year-round and provides toys and food during the Christmas season.

The funds are distributed based on a system of guidelines set up by the organization’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Donations can be brought to the Manassas Journal Messenger office, located at 9009 Church Street in Old Town Manassas, or to the Potomac News office at 14010 Smoketown Road in Woodbridge.

They can also be delivered to the Salvation Army at 17688 Possum Point Road in Dumfries.

Any contributions by mail can be sent to PO Box 431, Manassas, VA 20108-0431.

Donations may come from individuals, groups or anonymous donors. Donors contributing in memory of friends or family are encouraged to write a brief message. Others may also include a message.


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