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What can you do to help?

December 26, 2008

JFK famously stated, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”  President-Elect Obama’s words have been sounding the same sentiment.  So, when I got an email from Foodshare, Hartford’s major food bank, I thought, “okay, it’s time for my family to donate some time to help people worse off than us.”  Things are not easy for me right now with the recession getting on in months, but there are people much worse off than I am. 

And, Mr. Obama is talking to me and to you not to the person down the street or anyone else.  Imagine if everyone gave an hour a week to help someone in need?  We all need to do our part.  So, on Friday January 16, 2008 from 9:30-11:30AM my husband Rob and I are going to the Regional Market on Brainard Road to sort donated produce.  It will be two hours out of the dealership that are well-spent.  We hope to make it a weekly event.  If you would like to join us, we would love to have you.  Foodshare is in desperate need of daytime help.  In fact, I just got an email from John Weeden at Foodshare saying they are looking for about eight more volunteers for that day.  Just email me at jillmerriam@driveworryfree.com and we can arrange to meet.  If this isn’t your thing, go out and find what is.  Together, we can make a difference.

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