Area residents need a little extra help this time of year
Give a little back if you are able
As we approach the Christmas season we can’t help but notice that there are more families reluctantly stepping forward and requesting a little help during these lean times. Many are those that in prosperous times would be giving and sharing their bounty rather than reluctantly admitting that they need help.
Sub For Santa and Shop With a Cop, in years past, have been examples of community generosity for the less fortunate. This year the numbers needing help have risen and those able to step forward and answer the call to help have dwindled. We can see a change in our giving as contributions to each needy family have gone from bordering on massive to more utilitarian and basic.
It is more than a casual observation to say that it is easy to be giving when you have more than enough for yourself. The true test of each and every one of us is when we can step forward and share what we have when times are not so bountiful.
If you wish to answer the call and help a family who is less fortunate at this time get in touch with LuWanna Phillips at 654-1193 after 4 p.m. and let her know that there are still people in our valley who care for others during the holiday season. You don’t have to do it alone, get your friends and relatives to help.
You can also donate to the Shop With a Cop Program this week. Please contact the Heber City Police Department as soon as possible to support this worthwhile event. They can be reached at 654-3040.
Other place that needs our assistance is the local Food Bank. The Food Bank can always use additional product. Donations can be dropped off at their office behind Chick’s Cafe.
Many places in town have Angel trees set up that have cards that can be taken to help a needy child. Maverick is one such place that the cards can be found.
If you answer the call you will definitely have a more rewarding Christmas. Remember, it is better to give than receive.
Please, help if you are able.