|A Thanksgiving Recipe for Helping Our Fellow Man
Approaching this time of year I try to take stock of all that I have to be thankful for, and I’m sure that you do too. The list is long and includes family, friends and countless professional associates and colleagues.
Thanksgiving is also a time to turn our thoughts to those who are not as fortunate as us and, if possible, consider what we might contribute to aid those in distress. In view of the destruction brought about by recent hurricanes and fires, donations to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity or the American Red Cross are great places to start. In addition, many homeless vets and others with mental illness find that the only place to get a Thanksgiving meal is at the local Salvation Army, which has aided people in this country and around the world for over one hundred fifty years.
Please also consider contributing your time, which is often just as valuable as a monetary donation. Volunteering not only allows you to directly help those who have been most affected by tragedy or misfortune, it also can be personally very fulfilling. The organizations mentioned above are great places to start when looking for volunteer opportunities, but you can also pitch in by going to:
As you plan for your Thanksgiving festivities, please keep in mind those enduring with less and join me in being grateful for all that we are so fortunate to have.
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