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Giving Thanks for America's Givers

Anonymous2802 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:20 PM
Everyone is singing the praises of the Red Cross, but, like you said, it is the small groups who step up and deliver. What many people don't know or recognize is that The Salvation Army is usually one of the first organizations to respond to disasters, offering physical and spiritual comfort.
Rocky55 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 4:30 PM
The Salvation Army is perhaps the very best organization of its type in the world. They do good work, they do it well, and they do it without paying anybody huge salaries. This time of year, I cannot go by one of those ubiquitous Salvation Army buckets without dropping at least a little cash into it. My wife and I will be doing a stint of "bell ringing" at the mall near where we live in a couple of weeks. I love watching the faces of the little kids as they drop a few coins through that slot in that bucket. The parents who encourage their kids to do this are the best people in the world - teaching their kids to give to help those that are in need of help.

Chandler Osborn, 14, watched Fox News coverage of Hurricane Sandy last week and decided to take action.

"Last weekend, me and my younger brother, Cooper, 7, did a fundraiser in Colorado Springs to help the people" affected by the storm, he told me. The siblings set up a table at the Colorado Springs Sugar Plum Festival, gave away patriotic car magnets and pins for any donations, and collected signatures on a giant banner of support for the victims. "We raised $612 in one weekend."

The Osborns joined countless Americans across the country who stepped up, in small and large ways, to...