Will you help needy Odessans?
The 24th year of the Empty Stocking Fund is almost over as we attempt to meet our $100,000 to help needy Odessans.
Sue Ann, not her real name, is a single mother of two who is picking up the pieces of a broken marriage after her husband of 15 years left. 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 at332-0738. The Empty Stocking Fund was created by the Odessa American in 1995 and has raised more than $1.8 million.