Well, Thanksgiving continues to give… When I got on the scales this morning, it said that I had a whale of Thanksgiving. Add to that, I have enough leftovers to last me until Christmas! Although they will have spoiled by then, I cannot bring myself to throw away good food. My mother’s admonishing word’s “eat everything on your plate, there are starving children in China that would be happy to have it”. There in lies my post thanksgiving thoughts.
While many of us gorged ourselves, there are 17.2 million households, (1 in 7) here in America that do not know where their next meal is coming from. More than 16 million (almost 1 in 5) American children are at risk of hunger. Almost 50 million Americans struggled to feed themselves and their children.
EXAIR, through its own behavior, helps to encourage its employees to help others. They have provided all of us a good example throughout the year as they have helped out a number of charities. The Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Martin district-Saint Vincent de Paul, Special Olympics, Natalie Fossier Memorial Fund, and Capt. Seth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship have all benefitted. Many of us, individually, have chosen to help out within our communities, churches or local organizations. I am thankful to work for a company that provides this kind of example and encourages us to be at our best.
If, at all possible this year, please think of how you may help your communities and take some action on those thoughts.