Give more than thanks

On this Thanksgiving day most of us are feeling some effect from the economic downturn. In 2009 pretty much across the board people saw pay cuts, no raises, 401K contributions dropped and even furloughs and job loss. But even with all those negatives, all of us still have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

We are blessed to live in a beautiful part of the country, where folks really care about their neighbors and friends. Where we try to take care of those who need a helping hand from time to time. And, right now help is needed.

Thanksgiving Day starts the season of caring and giving. Because so many people are dealing with less this year, our local food banks are running low on supplies because the need is up. Even though you might be struggling yourself, this Thanksgiving think about how you might be able to give back.

If you can, donate your spare change or if you can't do that, then maybe you can do a neighborhood food drive, or toy drive at work or volunteer an hour or two ringing the bell at the Salvation Army Kettle. If we all do what we can, then our world will be an even better place to live. And that's something we can all be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.

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David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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