Time to think of othersPosted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 9:00 AM
As the holiday season approaches, many local families are in need of assistance.
After three years, the economy has still not recovered and far too many of our neighbors remain unemployed or underemployed, through no fault of their own.
Over the next few weeks, this paper will help promote local efforts to help those families, from the Giving Tree to various food drives to help stock the depleted pantries of local food banks. We cannot encourage our citizens enough to do what they can to help. Every tiny thing you do now will make a big difference in the lives of these families.
In addition, there are many individuals in our area who won't have family available to them to celebrate with during the holidays. They range from lonely airmen on base to senior citizens.
Reach out to them. Invite them into your home for dinner or to a family celebration. The gift of companionship is also and important give this holiday season.
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