Thankful for those who help right here
This Thanksgiving, I am particularly thankful to call this extraordinary community my home. When it comes to addressing our most basic social needs, this community has a long history (most would say a tradition) of seeking local solutions and supporting local organizations that do amazing work to help our neighbors who are in need.
No organization embodies this community value better than our local United Way. The work that is made possible through local charities as a result of United Way funding is awe-inspiring.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to work at one such organization where thousands of chronically ill, low income, uninsured people are provided with basic health care every year, and our clinic is just one of 26 local organizations that the United Way supports.
For those who are concerned about ever-expanding government programs and spending, we can look to our local United Way and its partner agencies for a local solution that works and is only limited by the time, talent and funding that is contributed each year.
My Thanksgiving prayer this year is that our Lord would provide the resources that are needed to carry out His will in our community.