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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