It's That Time Of The Year

By Dave Jordan

It is that time of the year when the generosity of people from all across eastern Carolina shines through.

Whether we're donating our time, money, gifts or other services, the holidays are a time for all of us to get involved and help those in need.  I have lived in eastern Carolina for ten years and always see the true spirit of giving come alive.

This year, charities that rely on our giving are concerned higher gas prices and other economic concerns will prevent people from opening their wallets, as much as in the past.  It's something we all have to think about in an effort to stretch our dollars these days. 

Regardless of how much we can give this year, the need is still there.  I would encourage all of us to count our blessings, and then share what we can.  Whether that means donating to Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, local food pantry's, your church, family and friends in need, or any number of other ways...Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without sharing what we can.

It is my hope this Christmas season that when the holidays are over...we can once again say, while it may have been tough this year, the spirit of the season was alive and well in eastern Carolina.

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  • by NeedNotBeKnown Location: Pinetown on Jan 7, 2008 at 12:21 AM
    This is in response to the ones that are responsible for the break-ins in the Washington/Pinetown area. I truly hope that what they did will bear down on their minds for along time. Not only did they take material things from people, but they also took away the feeling of security and safety that one use to feel in their home. I hope they realize that drugs can cause them to loose so much more than just their self-esteem and their lives. It can cost them to lose the best friends and family that they have. I will pray that they own up to what they have done and take responsibility for their actions. I can forgive them because I am a Christian, but I don't think I will ever forget what they have done to me and to all the others that they broke into. If there is a chance that they read this, I hope they can figure out who I am and I hope one day they can be man and woman enough to apologize and ask for forgivness from those they have hurt.Get help for your addiction before you hurt again.

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