Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00
Giving thanks to God for all the beautiful people that made it possible for The Church of the Advent to give out over 60 overflowing Thanksgiving baskets with food to last for a week as well as toothpaste, paper towels and toilet tissue.
I am truly humbled by the generosity of so many people. First and foremost I have to give thanks to God for Ms. Estell Myers, who after giving 110 percent putting the baskets together, went on to serve dinner at Magnolia Gardens on Thanksgiving day for the community. On top of all this, there were doctor’s appointments once or twice a week for her husband.
Other blessings included 50 turkeys from Assemblyman Charles Lavine, onions and cabbages for 50 baskets from Pat’s Farms in North Merrick and very generous donations from Advent Church members.
Thanks to Shop Rite and Mets stores for letting us buy over the allotted limit. The Westbury Fire Department also made a donation, and all of Ms. Myers’ friends who gave, picked up, loaded or unloaded or whatever you may have contributed, we thank God for you.
Giving thanks to God for my many, many blessings to my family and me. I am truly glad God chose me to be a part of all this.
Mrs. Jeraldine Odoms