I am thankful there are organizations like the Salvation Army out there to help those who need it -- to offer a meal, a helping hand, a job, counseling, rehab, a place to sleep, a blanket to keep warm, whatever needs to be done. On Wednesday afternoon I was proud to be able to help out in a small way.
I rang the bell to the rhythms in my head, greeted everyone who came in, thanked everyone who donated, and wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving as they left. It was a total blast. My favorites were the moms who gave each of their children some money -- pennies, a dollar bill, a handful of change -- to put into the bucket.
Please give generously to the Salvation Army. They do good work with those who most need it.