The deadline to submit nominations to the 40th annual Tooele Transcript Bulletin Benefit Fund passed on Friday and potential recipients are under review.
The chosen person or family will be announced in Thursday’s edition.
Held every Christmas since 1977, the benefit fund helps either an individual or family faced with a unique need or hardship. Individuals or families are nominated by readers and selected by the newspaper. Readers, businesses and organizations then donate cash or make other contributions. All received proceeds are presented to the individual or family on or before Christmas.
Last year’s benefit fund raised $5,000 for Eric and Brenda Anderson of Stansbury Park, along with their son, Sean, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and autism. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, and requires 24/7 nursing care.
In 2015, donations exceeded $15,000 for a Grantsville wife and mother of four children who was stricken with stage 4 breast cancer.
Donations for this year’s benefit fund can be mailed to: Transcript Bulletin Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 390, Tooele, Utah, 84074. They can also be dropped off at the Transcript Bulletin’s front office at 58 N. Main Street, Tooele.