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ALBANY, Ga. -- A local convenience store is working to help a family who has fallen on hard economic times have a Merry Christmas, area television station WALB News 10 reported.
The Express Lane on Philema Road is collecting donations, toys and supplies for a family who is taking care of seven children. The oldest of the seven is 11 years old. The father of the household was recently laid-off and is barely making ends meet.
The community has responded by donating $500 for the family in one day alone.
"It's a lot worse than we thought it was and we just want to help out as much as we can. The community keeps us going, so we need to try to keep the community going," store manager Shannon Carney told the station. "We just all need to come together. If we come together, we can all survive. If we keep standing separate, we're not going to make it."
The store will be collecting supplies for that family through the end of this week.