Last year during Christmas, when we were in the third year of our struggles with recession. I went to put money into the Salvation Army Kettle, at a local supermarket, and could barely stuff in the bills because it was so full! I was proud of my community and the people who make America great, all of us “little” people.
Today a few weeks before Christmas, I was shopping at Hannaford’s Supermarket, now in the 4th year of the longest recession I have ever been through. My community has not been spared in any magical way; however, the hearts of the people who are my neighbors have not grown cold from winter or the pain of financial drain. Here is the phone picture I took before leaving:
This wall of food gift boxes is created of the donations from shoppers who purchased this gift for an
unknown family who might need help this season. There is over $3,000.00 in gifts for needy families and it is just starting to grow! We have two more weeks before Christmas and many other supermarkets doing the same thing. I hope to see the whole front window blocked out with gifts of love and charity before Christmas and I bet it will be! Putnam county is a great place to live!