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Lend a hand to our neighbors

One of the great things about a community like Ennis is the sense we live in a city woven tightly together with friends, family and neighbors.
It creates an environment where education is high on the list of priorities, where community is an everyday word and where family is an important and appreciated concept. We make Ennis a warm and inviting place, one that over time has drawn more and more good-hearted people to settle here.
There is no shortage of people who need the helping hands and outreach of their fellows in Ennis, however. Our need for volunteers and charity grows ever stronger as the days wear on in an economic environment that has created job uncertainty and heightened needs among those people who live in low socioeconomic conditions. Beyond that, illness and tough times can befall anyone.
The Greater Ennis Feed the Children group is one example of people coming together to affect change at a local level. There are others, like the Boon benefit golf tournament that will fund cancer research coming in September or this very weekend’s blood drive to benefit Bevanna Cardona, an Ennis Junior High eighth-grader whose leukemia has presented numerous hardships for her and challenges for her family.
The Greater Ennis United Way is also looking to begin a new year with the full support of the community, getting ready for a kickoff luncheon next week.
Reaching out to support any one of these needs is a laudable effort — a kind of charitable work that we know will have a marked impact here in our local community. Giving has a way of bringing joy and happiness into our lives, as well, in a kind of exchange of good will and prosperity.
Here’s how you can help the above mentioned efforts:
• Greater Ennis Feed the Children — call Temple of Power Ministries pastor Lynn Godsey at 972-875-3290 or 972-875-9197.
• The Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament will tee off Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, in scramble play at the Old Brickyard Golf Course in Ferris. Two-player teams need a verifiable handicap. Cost is $135 per player and there will be a guaranteed four flights of play and four spots will be paid in each flight.
• A blood drive to benefit Bevanna Cardona will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
The Greater Ennis United Way will host its Annual Kick-Off Luncheon at noon on Sept. 3 at Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, located at 1200 Country Club Road. The cost is $7.50 a plate. Call 972-351-2060 to RSVP.

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