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Donors Aid 107-Year-Old Fredericksburg Man at Risk of Losing Housing

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By Emma Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thanks to the generosity of strangers, Larry "Curly" Haubner, a 107-year-old Fredericksburg man who has outlived his savings twice, can afford to stay at the assisted living facility he calls home.

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Since The Washington Post published a story about Haubner on July 2, more than 1,700 people have contributed $56,600 in donations ranging from $2 to $1,200, said Carol Ewing, who manages Haubner's legal and financial affairs.

"It's incredibly heartwarming that during this tough economic time for everybody, these people have found it in their hearts to donate the way that they have," Ewing said.

The donations, combined with $7,300 that Haubner's supporters have raised, will ensure that Haubner will be able to stay at the Greenfield assisted living center for two more years, Ewing said.

Those interested in donating to Haubner can do so at http://savelarry.org.

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