Letters to the editor — Saturday (10-26-2013)

  • Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:28 a.m.

United Way helps feed needs across community

With the United Way campaign in full swing, I wanted to share how what they do affects me.

In January, I became involved with the Meals on Wheels organization here in Rowan County, first by simply delivering meals once per month and gradually to several times a month. Now, I fill a role on the board of directors. It’s extremely satisfying volunteer work for me.

Our mission is straightforward — to provide a meal and a friendly visit to the homebound in Rowan County.

I have lived here in Salisbury for the past 30 years, and until I started helping with MOW, I had no idea of the depth and urgency of the need. I now deliver meals to and visit with folks who might not otherwise have seen a person all day nor had a chance for a properly balanced meal . The need is so great. We currently serve 200 people each day, Monday through Friday, and in an upcoming effort to increase our capacity, we feel we will serve 400 in the not too distant future.

As a United Way agency, MOW is able to receive funds from the general campaign. Your donation to the United Way does more good than you may personally ever see. But since I do see some of it now more than ever, I wanted to thank you for contributing to the United Way and for helping us fulfill our mission at Meals on Wheels of Rowan County.

Thank you for your support.

— Tom Robinson


Kincaid for Kann. mayor

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been blessed to get to know Tom Kincaid. As a voter and Kannapolis citizen, I’m excited about the opportunity that Kannapolis has in the upcoming election. Not all cities have the chance to elect a leader with a love for his community and a commitment to its success as strong as Mr. Kincaid’s.

Tom Kincaid is a man of high integrity who values God, family and community. In his daily life, he’s dedicated his career to helping those who cannot help themselves. He is a natural leader who’s gained experience and proven that he is ready to lead Kannapolis. During his tenure as president of the Kannapolis Rotary Club, Mr. Kincaid grew club membership and organized community service events that positively impacted the lives of Kannapolis citizens.

As a Kannapolis business owner for over two decades, Mr. Kincaid knows that job creation doesn’t start in Washington. It starts at home — achieved through strong leadership promoting policies that encourage smart growth, avoid frivolous annexation, support existing businesses and attract new business by making Kannapolis an appealing place to live and work.

As a councilman, Mr. Kincaid has embraced his responsibility of supporting the development and welfare of Kannapolis. He has taken every opportunity to attend local and national events to promote Kannapolis. Because of his intense dedication, he’s always made the effort to be present and uphold his responsibilities as an elected official. Whenever the City Council has been asked for its involvement, you can bet Mr. Kincaid has been there. As mayor of Kannapolis, you can be assured that he will approach the position with the same intensity and determination.

Tom Kincaid deserves the opportunity to serve as mayor of Kannapolis, and Kannapolis deserves a mayor as qualified and passionate as Mr. Kincaid.

— Garrett Scarborough


Honoring veterans

To the congregation of First Baptist Church in Gold Hill and Powles Funeral Home, thank you.

These two simple words cannot convey the deep appreciation for the fundraiser you held on our behalf and the beautiful ceremony you held on Sunday, Oct. 20, honoring veterans.

I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the audience.

It is folks like you who motivate us to honor and pay tribute to our deceased veterans and their families.

Again, thank you and God bless.

— Bill Lane


Lane is a chaplain with the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Endorsement deadline

Letters endorsing candidates in the Nov. 5 municipal elections must be received in the Salisbury Post newsroom by 5 p.m., Oct. 30.

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