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Rep. Rogers: The season of giving across East Alabama

Every year during the Christmas season, I like to highlight just a few of the things folks across East Alabama are doing for each other.

Below is a small sample of ways our fellow Alabamians have cared for each other over the past year.

In Talladega County, The Care House in Sylacauga helps provide food and clothing all year round for any individuals who need it in the area.

In Clay County, the Modern Culture Club/Inter-Se Club hosted their annual soup luncheon mid-November to raise money for the local DHR so they could purchase Christmas gifts for local children.

This year in Calhoun County, Brad Young with Insurance Planning of Anniston staged his disaster relief vehicle at K.L. Brown Funeral Home in Jacksonville. He provided meals and a place for folks to charge their cell phones after the tornado and storms devastated the area in April.

Also in Calhoun County, Piedmont High School students held their annual Seniors Helping Seniors program in March. This program provides services of high school seniors in assisting local senior citizens with errands or chores relating to Spring cleaning.

In Randolph County, Handley High School band director Matthew Goodman jogged over 400 miles from Roanoke to New Orleans to raise money. The money raised will help cover the costs so all of his band students would have the opportunity to perform in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Marching Band Program.

In Macon County, the Tri City Church/Macon County Food Bank- will supply food boxes, turkeys, clothing and toys for families in need throughout Macon County.

In Cleburne County, the community came together and raised money to help the Willingham family pay for their child’s cancer treatments.

In Cherokee County, a program called Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates (JAG) supports at-risk students and helps them graduate from high school.

In Smiths Station in Lee County, “Love Touch Assisted Living” Veterans Home served a Thanksgiving meal to local Veterans and will be providing each of them with new gloves, hats and coats for Christmas.

It always warms my heart to learn about these acts of kindness. Let’s keep that spirit up throughout the year instead of just during the holidays.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers is a Republican from Saks.