CSF for December 9, 2016

We all treasure the ability to give our family members and dear ones a little something for Christmas, but such a thing is a virtual impossibility for 44 year old Mrs. L from Christmas Stocking Fund Case 146.

The mother of a daughter, 8, and sons ages 16 and 1, Mrs. L. is battling a brain tumor and is unable to work to support her family. Currently living with her mother, Mrs. L. is scheduled to begin radiation treatment of the tumor in January.

With such an overwhelming health challenge, Mrs. L. is unable to provide necessities, let alone niceties for her family this Christmas. She has asked CSF for aid with clothing and food for her children.

The Christmas Stocking Fund attempts to address such needs through the generosity of Hereford and Deaf Smith County residents who support the homegrown holiday charity. CSF volunteers give the young and the elderly top priority for assistance including food, utilities, medical and pharmacy bills, and clothing. Assistance other than food is via vouchers payable to merchants, utilities, or medical facilities cooperating with CSF. Food is boxed and delivered.

Donations to CSF may be made in-person at First Bank Southwest at 300 North Main or mailed to CSF at the same address. Contributors may remain anonymous if desired.

KPAN Radio is highlighting cases daily at 8:40 and 4:40 during the December CSF drive and listing donors; updates also appear on Facebook and the KPAN homepage at www.kpanradio.com.  Donor names also appear on local cable channels 1 and 21 courtesy of WT Services, and are posted regularly on a display board in the lobby of First Bank Southwest.

Current Total: $4,790






    Winners in the 2016 Red Raider Giveaway were Jackie Murphey, Toby Garcia, Alicia Valdez, Joe Rohrbach, Anthony Mariscal and Dezi Vargas. Each won a free pair of tickets to Big 12 football games in Lubbock.  Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to all listeners who registered in the contests, and thanks to KPAN sponsors Gebo's, Hereford Texas Federal Credit Union and Whiteface Ford.



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