Every winter, The State promotes the Woodyard Fund, a local charity with more than two century old roots. The Woodyard Fund, administered by the Salvation Army, provides needy families with help paying their utility bills. The need can be particularly acute this time of year, when temperatures dip. Please send your donations to The Woodyard Fund, c/o The Salvation Army of the Midlands, P.O. Box 2786, Columbia, SC 29202. Make checks payable to The Woodyard Fund. All donations are tax-deductible.