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Letters: Charitable spirit alive and well here

Charitable spirit alive and well here
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. This principle may apply to giving in tough times as well. The front page of Sunday’s Salisbury Post reminds us of the difficulties that local foundations face with regard to funding capital campaigns.
As a resident of Salisbury for nearly 35 years I have been impressed with the charitable spirit of our citizens. When a need is made known there is a gracious spirit that swells within the hearts of our residents to dig a little deeper and give a little more.
Our community is blessed with a number of organizations that depend upon concerned citizens for their existence. The United Way represents a number of these non-profit ministries, but there are countless others. Without the gracious donations of generous people there would be many needy individuals suffering even more than they are. I am grateful for organizations like Rowan Helping Ministries, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and countless others that stand ready to assist in times of need.
I am grateful for the significant and major gifts that have come from our local foundations and major donors, our organizations are dependent upon them; but I am also very grateful for the smaller, often sacrificial gifts given by the citizens of our community. Salisbury and Rowan County are blessed by a very generous spirit of giving as noted by RHM executive director, Diane Scott who said “This community is so giving and so supportive of others in need.”
As we close out the year and anticipate 2009 there is a great sense of appreciation expressed to all who rally together to support the worthy causes that come our way. Thank you for your generosity and continued commitment to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
ó William K. Adams
Salisbury
Adams is board chair for the E.H.Dole Chapter, American Red Cross
The perfect gift
For the world that has everything: hybrid cars, high moral purposes, high productivity and high rates of poverty;
For the world that has everything: financial difficulties, family shopping in big-box stores, fearful world terrorism threats and fragmented populations;
For the world that has everything: including chronic pains, instant hot and cold running battles, insomnia with great regularity and incessant launches into space;
For the world that has everything: wars to combat threats of WMDs, wonder-drug diplomacy working to cure the world’s ills and a willingness to build fences along the borders;
For the world that has everything: except enough of peace and faith, needing constant renewal and understanding, everything worth about nothing, but nothing worth everything.
For the world that has everything: our God of Grace brings the perfect gift, one in whom everything finds all. Only He is the beginning and the end of all that is good and just, Jesus the Christ.
For the world that has everything: This Christmas, God brings the perfect gift that is everything, himself.
ó Dr. David P. Nelson
Interim pastor
Grace Lutheran Church
Tired of Post
Are we tired of the same old lack of coverage from the Salisbury Post sports section? Yes we are! Are we tired of the lack of caring that the Post has shown toward a school in their own county? Yes we are! The Independent Tribune covered Kannapolis a whole lot better with a bigger spread for a second-place finish than the Post did for West’s first-place finish, this keeps going on and on. West Rowan, please heed this as a warning. It will happen again and again, we know the Post has its city picks mainly Salisbury and North, but when a county team wins: little picture little coverage.
ó Jimmy Holcombe
China Grove

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