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December 12, 2008

Generosity knows no income limits

On Sunday, two of my grandsons and I joined many others at the Salvation Army to deliver gifts and Christmas cheer to shut-ins.

We delivered our gifts in a high-rise apartment subsidized by government for citizens with physical disabilities and economic limitations.

As we walked down the hallway after a delivery, an elderly man came out of his apartment and called to us. We returned to him, and he pressed into my hand a five-dollar bill to contribute to the Salvation Army in appreciation for all they have done to help him and others.

It was such an extremely heartwarming example of generosity on the part of a kind gentleman who wanted also to be a part of the gift of sharing.

May God bless him and all the kindhearted people we had the privilege to meet that day.

Delia Tankard


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