Saturday, December 01, 2007

Give generously

I know this may sound as if I am preaching at you, but really, there are needs in our community and it is our responsibility to meet those needs.

I was sitting in church a few weeks ago and found out that one of the local food pantries had run out of food and needed to close it's doors for a few days. Our pastor implored us all to dig a little deeper during this holiday season.

That is something that we should all think about doing, not only this time of the year, but all year long.

All of our communities have food pantries and donation centers. Use them!

If you have a coat or mittens that are still in good condition, donate them.

Go through your cupboards at home. Surely you have a can of peas or some other type of non-perishable food that you can donate to you local food banks.

Click on this link and you will find all of the Food Banks in Racine. Surely there is one near your home.

Click on this link and you will find out information on the Shalom Center in Kenosha.

Not only this, but keep checking on your elderly neighbors. With this weather, it is very difficult for the elderly to get out and pick up the necessities such as food. Especially with the ice we are currently getting, there could be power outages and the elderly are without a warm place to sleep.

I guess what I am trying to say is to give and give generously.

We all need to be good neighbors and help each other get through the next few difficult months ahead.

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