A very Happy Thanksgiving to all; Here are some ways you can help those less fortunate

I am thankful for so much in my life! My wonderful husband Brian of five years, our three amazing children; Braeden, Finnegan and Amelia who is 4 weeks old now, my parents and my brother top the long list of all I have to be grateful for! I’m also thankful for my job, having a warm home, food on the table and good health; all of which should not be taken for granted. :)

There are many people in the world far less fortunate than myself. They still get up every morning and make it through their day. There are starving children, homeless families, and families living in poverty. In 2011, 46.2 million people (15.0 percent) were in poverty. In 2011, 50.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children.

There are many people hose who have been laid off and are looking for work everyday. Recently many families on the East Coast lost a loved one, lost their home or lost their business due to Hurricane Sandy

There are many men and women away at war or stationed far from their homes and families.

There are homeless pets who have been tossed aside and are sitting in shelters hoping for their own fur family.

The list is daunting and makes me even more grateful for my good fortune. To all those people in tough places right now I wish you endless blessings. My heart goes out to all and I sincerely hope things improve for those people.

Here are ways you can help those in need:

Wishing you and yours a warm and joyous Thanksgiving!

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