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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1670731

Community Effort

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Community Outreach Program and Adopt-a-Family were able to deliver over 90 Thanksgiving baskets throughout the Greater Westhampton area to families and individuals who needed the help. On December 19, we were able to deliver 100 Christmas baskets with gifts to families, shut-ins, individuals down on their luck, and single parents with children barely making ends meet.

This year, because of the generosity of our amazing community, we were able to provide a wonderful Christmas and much needed items to many children. Through coordination and cooperation of all the local churches and charitable organizations, the Adopt-A-Family project was able to make sure those in need received gifts and food to brighten their holidays.

First and foremost, we would like to thank the individuals who contributed or adopted individuals and families this year. We are truly blessed by your help and generosity, without which none of this would be possible. You have made a difference in the lives of others, and we are so appreciative of all of your time and effort. The warmth and compassion of the members of our community is truly astounding, inspiring and heart-warming.

We would also like to thank the following churches, organizations and people for their generosity and participation: The Church of the Immaculate Conception, especially Carol, Marie, Anne, MaryAnn, Chris, Suzie, Charlie, Donna, Kim, and Father Mike; Westhampton Presbyterian Church, especially Deborah Busking; Westhampton Community Church; Superior Officers Association of Southampton Town; Westhampton Beach Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary; Southampton Town Patrolman’s Benevolent Association; Quogue Village Police Benevolent Association; Westhampton Kiwanis; Live Your Cor Foundation; Westhampton Women’s Club; Hospice; Raynor Country Day School; Westhampton Beach School District, Rotary Interact Club, Westhampton Beach High School student government and Key Club, and Teachers Association; Quogue Elementary School; Remsenburg Elementary School; Saunders and Associates; Dan Gale Real Estate; Father Joseph Slomski Knights of Columbus Council 7423; Bridgehampton National Bank; Westhampton Women’s Club; Sugar Daddy’s; Holey Moses Cheesecake; Pepperidge Farms; Hank Hulse Farms; Stop & Shop; Best Market; Rico’s; and Justin’s Chop Shop for the delicious turkeys.

With special thanks to all the amazing elves who helped put the food baskets together, organized gifts and loaded Santa’s sleigh.

In loving memory of Gordon Werner — you are forever in our hearts. We love you and know you are here with us in spirit.

Kristin Kalisak

Adopt-A-Family

Westhampton Beach

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