THANKS TO ALL who have helped to feed the hungry in our community.
Thanks, especially, to the Sisters of Mercy for distributing food to immigrants.

BUT, more can be done -- to provide food, clothing and shelter, and to build a more tolerant community.

Welcome all people to our community; listen to one another.
Help to teach our children the values of respect and compassion for all people.
Work to improve our community by strengthening the common ties that bind us, understanding that our differences can enhance community.
Treat everyone who works and lives among us -- our neighbors -- as we would want to be treated regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender and sexual orientation.

PLEASE, send a donation to the organization(s) listed below or to another community organization that lends a helping hand to our neighbors who have critical needs.

Checks should be made payable to:

Hispanic Apostolate of the South Fork, 168 Hill Street, NY 11968 (note memo on check -- Taste of Mercy program)

Peconic Community Council, 554 East Main Street, Suite 303, Riverhead NY 11901 (note memo on check -- Shelter Program)

Published in the Southampton Press, May 21, 2009