The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

December 3, 2012

Stanly County needs our help


SNAP

Sunday, December 2, 2012 — The turkey is gone, Black Friday is over and many of the parades and Christmas activities have already happened.

But as much fun as these events are and as much as we hope and believe things are getting better, many individuals are still having a tough time. Many are unemployed. There are others who are living paycheck to paycheck, with many children relying on them as well. Some residents are dealing with health problems and are in need of a hand — a helping hand.

The Stanly News & Press is partnering once again with Stanly Community Christian Ministry by hosting a dropoff site at the SNAP. Non-perishable food items and new unwrapped toys may be brought to the SNAP office, 237 W. North St., Albemarle, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 14.

These items will be picked up by the Helping Hands crew in time to assist families this Christmas and into the new year.

We encourage our readers to lend a helping hand. No donation is too small. During an election, every vote counts. During the holidays, every gift counts, every canned good counts. The thought counts.