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Helping Others

Volunteers serve, deliver 1,600 Thanksgiving meals in area

November 29, 2013

GLOVERSVILLE — “The poor will be with you always,” Mike O’Leary repeated Thursday. “Jesus said it, so basically, he tells us to take care of [the poor], and this is one way that we do,” he said....

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Nov-30-13 7:35 AM

I agree Dave, Thanksgiving is a time to come together for peaceful purposes. I do not think that giving anyone a meal qualifies as anything more than kindness. Christmas is another time where kindness should far outweigh the disdain for welfare. For children's sake, as it is not their choice to be in poverty. It is a seasonal charity not another continuation of a social program.

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Nov-29-13 5:01 PM

Man, I'd hate to live in racingman's world. I get a kick out of people who think those on welfare should "go get a job". Where? And let me remind him that the majority of people receiving SNAP, HEAP, and other social assistance have jobs. Poor paying ones. They're merely trying to provide for their families.

I've volunteered at these sorts of things before. While I didn't ask for a financial statement from each person, it was my impression that most were elderly and alone, and a thing like this is an opportunity to get out and socialize, and have a good meal to boot.

Yes, I'm so glad I don't view the world like racingman.

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Nov-29-13 3:12 PM

Charity, fortunately, does not judge. Those who criticize, what have you done to help others lately?

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Nov-29-13 1:59 PM

Instead of always giving these people handouts just stop doing it. Maybe after they go hungry they will stop expecting hand-outs and go get a job. I think it crazy that they give out 1600 free meals to lazy people of Gloversville. I bet the people getting the handouts still had their smokes, beer and scratch off lottery tickets.

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