WAVE 3 Editorial – Dec. 15, 2011: Compassionate Community

BY Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager

Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher envisions a city known nationally as a compassionate city. It appears we are more than well on our way, not just in Louisville, but throughout the entire region.

Charitable giving this holiday season reaches new heights seemingly daily as numerous organizations have benefitted from the generosity of thousands.

More than 20,000 children are going to have a much better Christmas this year thanks to the Salvation Army Angel tree program that countless individuals have given their time and treasure to support. An additional 250,000 plus food angels will ensure so many more won't go hungry.

Untold thousands will benefit throughout the coming year by the dozens of United Way agencies funded by the generosity of so many businesses and individuals in our community. The Metro United Way Community Campaign has already passed the $25 million mark.

Examples abound with people volunteering their time and donating to so many causes to help others in need.

In a year that has been beyond challenging for so many struggling in hard economic times it is comforting to know so many are willing to help.

Lots of resolutions will be made in the coming two weeks for the year ahead.  Being even more compassionate in all we do and with everyone we encounter would be a good one to consider at the top of the list.

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