There’s still time

Published 12:07 am Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We’ve known for many years that most people in eastern North Carolina are generous people, willing to help their neighbors and strangers whenever they are able to do so. That concern for their fellow man is evident throughout the year.

The concern is most evident during the Christmas season. Despite the hardships forced on many area residents by Hurricane Irene, those residents have shown their concern for others even less fortunate by donating money, food and other items to The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Eagle’s Wings and numerous Christmas programs operated by area churches. With the unemployment rates in many area counties at or above 10 percent for most of this year, many families faced a bleak Christmas until the caring folks in the area proved that it is better to give than receive.

Because of those caring folks, an out-of-work father and mother will be able to place hot meals on the table during the Christmas holiday.

Although Christmas is less than a week away, there’s still time to help a person or family in need. If you haven’t done so already (and there’s nothing wrong with giving again), make a donation to one of the aforementioned charities. Help make Christmas a bit brighter and cheerful for someone in need.

It’s not too late to help spread the real message of Christmas.