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Providing Assistance in a Direct Way to Those in Need

June 15, 1986

No, I did not join in Hands across America.

What I did was drive from my modest Laguna Hills home to Santa Ana to meet a friend whose church takes in the street people. They are given soap and a towel to wash themselves, then provided with clean clothes.

Not only did I go through my own and my husband's wardrobe and our linen closet but I also solicited my friends and neighbors who thought my efforts worthy. And they responded with many items.

I've been doing this about a year. I call it direct giving.

Just look around for the needs, then pitch in. It's great therapy that reminds us to be grateful for our blessings and a bit humble.

MYRTLE L. RING

Laguna Hills

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