The co-chair of the Santa Fund says the situation is critical. Lachlan McLachlan was reacting to news that this year’s fund is only at the half way point of its $140,000 target. McLaughlan says the fund really needs the support of the community over the next few days to reach its target. This year the fund is helping about 700 families in need. Donations can be made at the North Bay Nugget week days until 1:00pm. Residents can also go online at www.santafund.ca to make a donation.