ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Lee County convenience store is working to help a family who has fallen on hard economic times have a Merry Christmas.
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 that household was recently laid-off and is barely making ends meet.
So far the community has responded. Saturday morning alone, they collected about $500 for the family.
"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," said Store Manager, Shannon Carney.
"I think we just all need to come together. If we come together we can all survive. If we keep standing strong separate we're not going to make it."
The store will be collecting supplies for that family through the end of next week. Anyone interested in helping can drop-off items at that Express Lane on Philema.