Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Funday: Some Food, Some Fun, Some Folks Who Need Help

We've been talking about the holiday season a lot this past week. It's definitely on our mind, and we know it's on the minds of people all over the world right now.

Something that's also on the minds of many during this time of year is how we can help those in need.

We absolutely support the little red kettles of the Salvation Army, the work of police unions with their Santa Cop programs, and most other holiday programs to help those in need throughout the country. Food banks, homeless shelters, battered family shelters, religious programs for the poor, and many other worthy causes need help throughout the year - but especially during the holiday season.

With that in mind, it's nice for us to see one of our own staff members getting out and helping out too.

This evening, Friday night, if you're near our Lincoln offices, from 10 PM until 1 AM, our web guru and staffer Shawn will be helping out a very worthy cause, the Community Action Partnership, along with a local radio station for the station's annual "Kampout For Kids" event. The Community Action Partnership is a private, non-profit agency  that does a lot to help families in need in the area, including giving them food, toys, and clothing, and helping them find gainful employment.

We know that times are tough right now for lots of folks, as we're sure they are for many of our readers. It's not as though many Americans have loads of excess time, or money - or extra resources of any kind, really. Yet we applaud the efforts of any of our staff or readers who are choosing to get out, keep going, and do what they can to help someone less fortunate than they are.

So if you're near Lincoln this weekend, especially the South 40th and Old Cheney Hy-Vee grocery store, stop by the Blaze radio station's "Kampout for Kids" and make a donation, or check out their website. You could even wait until tonight, when Shawn and the old P.O. Pears restaurant crew will be serving up legendary "Jiffy Burgers" to help keep some of the radio station staff and listeners warm - and help earn a few more bucks so that maybe a family in need can also stay warm.

Enjoy your weekend, and your holiday preparations - and thanks for thinking of those less fortunate than you.

No comments:

Post a Comment