EChO offers help, hope to families in crisis

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By Stephen Knapp

Psychologists tell us the holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances. Imagine how discouraging an otherwise joyful time could be under the worst.

“This is a tough time anyway, with heating bills going up and a lot of additional expenses,” says Mary Petrich, volunteer coordinator for Evergreen Christian Outreach. “But nothing’s worse than Christmas when you have kids and nothing to give them.”