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Editorial: Happy Holidays!

As the holiday season has a little more than a week remaining, we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has stepped up to help those in need. This time of year usually brings out the best in people. Judging from the number of announcements we received from our readers regarding donation drives, it looks like this year was no exception.

In the past, specific tragedies — such as Hurricane Sandy a few years ago — created an immediate need in many communities. But even though this area was lucky enough to avoid such a circumstance this year, there is still a big need.

Food banks are still low on food and supplies. The same can be said for those groups that help with clothing, and even toys for children.

Over the past few weeks, we have had the pleasure of publishing stories about efforts to lend a hand. Like always, there were the usual Toys for Tot drives and more. We don’t keep a formal count of the number of holiday fundraising event stories we publish from year to year, but it certainly seemed that, in 2015, there were many.

So, we thank those individuals and groups who organized these efforts. And, on behalf of them, we also thank everyone who picked up an extra can of non-perishable food, an additional bag of dog food, one more toy and more. To all of those who reached a little deeper into their wallets this year to help out, your generosity truly made a difference.

As you wrap up your holiday shopping for this year, try to lend one final helping hand to those in need.

We wish everyone a happy holiday season!

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