11/13/16 - Helping Others - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

11/13/16 - Helping Others

By Scott Thomas
KFVS12 Vice President and General Manager

The holidays are upon us, and that puts most people in a giving mood. From dropping some change in those famous red kettles, to volunteering at soup kitchens, thousands of the less fortunate benefit from these charitable acts throughout the holiday season. The same outpouring of support was seen after this year’s many natural disasters, from Hurricane Matthew, to the deadly flooding in Louisiana, and of course the “New Year Flood” that inundated the Heartland.

After natural disasters we always see folks stepping forward to help their fellow man. But we shouldn’t wait for something bad to happen or for the holidays to come around to do just that. There are plenty of people in need every day, abroad and right here in your community. And it’s our job as human beings to do something about it. Whether it’s donating to local food pantries or getting involved with an important cause, we should always be aware of helping others.

Now, we realize that not everyone has the extra time or money to give. But there are other ways to make the world a better place. Donate your unused clothes, give blood, even something as simple as helping an elderly person carry groceries to their car. All you have to do is open your eyes and look around and you’ll see a need that can be filled, or a person that can be helped. So, don’t wait for disaster to strike or for the holidays to do your part. We should all work to do something good for others every day.

I’m Scott Thomas, and that’s our Viewpoint.

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