Readers Write: Donate to those in need this Thanksiving


Another Thanksgiving is here for the joy of many. It is a time for good food with family, friends and all those we hold most dear to our hearts. It is also a time to be thankful for all that we have. But it is also a time to think of those in the most need this holiday season.

The act of kindness is in desperate need to those who have very little. Please give to local food pantries, soup kitchen and those civic and faith-based organizations that help the needy.

Now I’m not asking others to do what I don’t do myself. I try to walk the talk. I’m Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council No. 5911 in Douglaston. My council donates turkeys to the Little Sisters of the Poor a Queen of Peace Residence in Queens Village.

We also give to the St. Aloysius food pantry in Great Neck. And on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we ran a blood drive for St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston, which brought in 58 blood donations and we call the gift of life.

So please give what you can to help the many in need and not just around the holidays but all year round where the need never seems to end. God bless you all this holiday season.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.



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