Don’t de­spair; help near

Austin American-Statesman - - VIEWPOINTS - Renée Potenza Austin

My wish is that no one will feel alone, hope­less and unloved this hol­i­day sea­son. While ev­ery­one has prob­lems, some­times hol­i­days like Christ­mas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, in­stead of bring­ing joy, cause peo­ple to re­flect on their prob­lems and con­clude that no one cares. This is never true. There are lov­ing, car­ing peo­ple ev­ery­where, of all races and be­liefs, who want to help. Those with se­vere fi­nan­cial, med­i­cal or other prob­lems may not al­ways con­nect with those who care, but that does not mean that those car­ing folks do not ex­ist.

That is why the States­man’s “Sea­son for Car­ing” is so great. It is a fine ex­am­ple of mak­ing those im­por­tant con­nec­tions. Hopefully, some of the needy fam­i­lies’ prob­lems will be solved by peo­ple who care, and they will also feel less alone. So, if any­one out there is feel­ing hope­less, I want you to know: I care!

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