Empty Stocking needs more donors

December 8, 2018

With only 10 days left for the 24th year of the Empty Stocking Fund, our fund is short. We continue until Dec. 20 to seek $100,000 to help local families.

All donations stay in Ector County and help families like that of the Blacks, not their real name. The parents need help for their three children after unexpected funeral expenses for a relative ate up all of their savings. This family can be helped through the Empty Stocking Fund, an annual fundraising effort by the Odessa American and The Salvation Army.

Empty Stocking Funds go for a good holiday meal and small gifts under the tree.

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund may be mailed or delivered to the Salvation Army Community Center, 810 E. 11th St., 79761. Call the Salvation Army at 332-0738.

The Empty Stocking Fund was created by the Odessa American in 1995 and has raised more than $1.8 million.

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