It’s that time of year once again, and as highlighted throughout this week’s edition of The Standard, North Durham is buzzing with a host of tremendous charitable activities, including toy and food bank donation drives as we enter the Holiday season.
Many of us in this area are extremely fortunate, and can always be counted on to give back. Time and time again, the generosity of our local residents is second to none. Every week, we’re inundated with acts of kindness in our communities, as vans are routinely filled to support those in need.
It’s important to remember that a lot of this great work is carried out by a dedicated team of local volunteers giving back to their community. For generations, these selfless individuals have formed the backbone of our wonderful communities and they should be commended for their great work throughout the year.
Without all of our great volunteers, our communities wouldn’t be such great places to live. They don’t volunteer looking for praise, they do it for the betterment of their neighbours, and when praise does come, it’s appreciated so much more. The good feelings generated through volunteers creates a ripple effect throughout the community and in the end, everyone wins.
There are a lot of great events on the horizon locally that exist solely because of the hard work of volunteers such as our Santa Claus parades, Toy Drives and food bank collections.
The reward for all of this volunteering isn’t money, fame or awards, it’s the knowledge that you’ve done your part to make your corner of the world a better place, and that’s why so many in this community are so deserving of our praise. However you can, please support the efforts of volunteers this holiday season.