A season for giving, and giving thanks

The traditional season of giving thanks kicks off this week, and for those looking to pay their good fortune forward, there is no shortage of opportunities right in our back yard.

Volunteers will pack 10,000 Thanksgiving meals for the needy at Mountaire on Monday, while Thanksgiving Day run/walk events will raise money in Lewes for a childhood-cancer charity and in Fenwick Island for the late Matt Haley’s Global Delaware Fund.

Wilgus Associates and many other supporters will be cheering on the company’s vice president, Tim Hill, on Saturday, Nov. 22, as he completes a solo walk from Dewey Beach to their Bethany Beach office, to raise funds for those stricken with ALS, with which Hill himself has been diagnosed, adding to the challenge of the effort.

The community has already come together in record time this week to support a Millsboro family who lost their home to fire on Tuesday. And the upcoming Caribbean Christmas and Whiskey Winter Golf Tournament will benefit the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation and injured Bayside golf pro Chad Dailey, respectively. We have information on all of these efforts, and more, in this issue.

Our community has a strong, established history of giving to those in need, whether the need is emergent or ongoing, and there is no doubt that will continue to be a hallmark for the area. Still, we encourage all of our readers to take time this week to appreciate the things they have and do what they can to help others who aren’t so fortunate. Both acts can serve to improve our lives and build a better world.