Generous donations added to Holiday Appeal fund

Generous donations added to Holiday Appeal fund

Friday, December 10, 2010 Laurie Pellichero SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

New contributions to this year's Times Holiday Appeal, including a gift of $2,500 from Wilmington Trust, have helped bring the total raised to date to $18,679.

Funds from this year's campaign will be used to support the Rescue Mission's broad range of programs for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted.

Hutchinson Industries, a longtime supporter and neighbor of Rescue Mission of Trenton, has pledged to match the first $25,000 raised from contributors, challenging the community to be generous this holiday season. This means that $6,321 is still needed to meet the match.

"We thank Wilmington Trust for its generous contribution to the Times Holiday Appeal," said Mary Gay Abbott-Young, CEO of Rescue Mission of Trenton. "They have been consistent supporters of our annual appeal and a tournament host of our annual Adam Shanks Mini-Mega Golf Extravaganza."

The Casa Luca Foundation sent a gift of $2,000, and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Clifford of Hamilton sent $1,000.

Sending $250 each were Robert Kuser Jr. of Lawrence; Thomas G. McMahon of Washington Crossing, Pa.; and an anonymous benefactor from Trenton with a note, "Thank you for choosing this charity that helps so many in need."

John and Rita Cleary of Ewing sent a gift of $200.

Sending $100 each were Donald Weinbaum of Burlington, Joan Pilenza of Hamilton, Eric and Linda Bradshaw of Pennington, and Philomena Mellody of Hamilton with a note, "Thanks for the work you do daily! You helped my sister, Ann, many times."

Donations of $50 each were received from Claudia and J. Andrew Link of Lawrence; Priscilla Knight of Trenton; Dennis and Donna Micai of Allentown; Jerry and Eleanor Weakley of Hamilton; Judith Miller of Hamilton; Thora Faigle of Lambertville; and Tony and Jane Lee of Titusville with a note, "Given in memory of Wendell Hall and Herbert Lee."

George V. and Joyce Reed of Trenton also sent $50 with a note, "In memory of Furnie Gaines, a very personable man who was always helpful and cheerful whenever we saw him, and ready to take pictures whenever they were needed. We also admire the work, dedication and compassion of Mary Gay Abbott-Young, Joyce Williams and Ms. Pruitt. All are to be commended."


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