Salvation Army

The bells are ringing and the little red buckets are standing by for holiday shoppers to drop in a donation or two.

But the Salvation Army of the Lower Eastern Shore is falling short this year with donations down about $8-thousand from the figures for 2015.

Major Vic Tidman told WBOC that people may be buying more on line and have less cash in their pockets.

But he said he was hopeful that the donations will pick up so that they Army can meet its fundraising goal of $260-thosuand.

CAMP Rehoboth

Cheryl Blackman, a well-known philanthropist in Rehoboth Beach, has died at the age of 53.

She helped raise more than $210-thousand for charities.

WBOC reports that late last month co-workers at Grotto Pizza decided to sponsor a tree in her honor for the company’s annual Parade of Trees.

Donations are made by customers as they vote on the trees and the money from Blackman’s tree will go to Delaware Hospice which took care of her daughter who had cancer.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Money remaining in Beau Biden's political accounts will help fund the new Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the charity, which will continue Beau Biden's work to protect children from abuse, has collected more than $250,000 in donations in its first week. Biden's political committees, Beau PAC and Biden for Delaware, reported balances of about $660,000 as of December 31.

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The state Senate has voted to extend charity to political candidates and office holders in Delaware who receive illegal campaign contributions.

Current law requires a campaign to return a prohibited contribution to the donor within seven days of learning about it in order to avoid liability for accepting an illegal donation.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - State prison officials say inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown are preparing 300 turkeys for an annual Thanksgiving charity dinner in Baltimore.

A spokesman says the turkeys arriving at the prison Thursday will be cooked at the Maryland Correctional Enterprises Meat Plant.

Theyll be eaten at the Bea Gaddy Family Center's Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 28.