I don't know if you do this, but while driving I pay attention to bumper stickers.  Very few that I see could be described as profound.  More often than not, it's an outline of some little kid whizzing on a logo the driver of the vehicle I'm following obviously doesn't like.  Yesterday in Quincy, I did see one that made me think.  It simply said "For God's sake, do something".

Seeing that phrase reminded me of some of the great organizations in this area that "do something" for those that are less fortunate than you or me.  One example is our local Salvation Army that (as our friends at the Quincy Herald Whig reported) just broke ground on a new emergency shelter.

I care about a lot of causes, but if I'm being totally honest with myself (I hate it when that happens), I don't often really "do something" about those causes.  I have legitimate excuses...long work hours, family obligations, etc.  But, it makes me appreciate the people that come forward and DO this necessary and great work.

If you're one of the kind people that contribute to organizations like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Quanada and/or the other groups that do so much to help the people in this area who are in need, we salute you.  I wish I were more like you.  Truth is I NEED to be more like you.