I think most of us would agree that his time of the year is truly special. Most of us get to enjoy the holidays by spending time with our loved ones, sharing gifts, and creating treasured memories. The holiday season is also special in that everyone seems to be a bit more cheerful and charitable, as we remember those who aren’t as fortunate and have experienced personal hardships over the last year. During this time of the year I personally reflect on all of the blessings that I’ve received, and think about those who are in need and how I can better help.
At Clayton & McKervey, we are proud of the community in which we work, serving and supporting many of the businesses that provide for the livelihood of so many families. We believe that it is essential to strengthen the community in which we work by supporting those who are struggling. I personally participate on a few charitable boards, but at this time of the year, my heart is focused on St. Vincent DePaul, in which I proudly serve. SVdP feeds families, provides beds, warm clothes and other urgent needs. Also through their outreach program, they coordinate face-to-face in-home visits, not only serving the urgent needs of the community, but offering hope, dignity and compassion by the sharing their time and treasures to the needy.
Though the economy has been robust for several years, the needs of the underserved continue to grow. Fortunately, I find so many within the community responding with kindness and generosity. At Clayton & McKervey, we are proud of the role that our team plays in helping out those within the community.