Pleased with generosity

We are pleased to see that Douglas County has been the recipient of quite a bit of corporate generosity lately. By far the largest single gift has been the $1 million from Big George Ventures to Douglas High School to refurbish what has been referred to in the past as a track, but is more of a mud puddle. Big George has also donated $200,000 to Douglas County Parks & Recreation for the Kahle Community Center weight room.

But that shouldn't overshadow some of the very real donations made by other corporate citizens in smaller amounts, but over a longer period of time.

GE Energy's donation of $5,000 to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office's K-9 program and GE folks' good works all over the Valley come to mind.

Don Bently's work with Western Nevada Community College to bring the facility that bears his name to the Valley is another example.

There are a thousand other examples of Valley businesses stepping forward to help with money and time to aid causes ranging from our troops on the front line to helping out a resident who has suffered in some tragedy.

We at The Record-Courier hear about some example of the Valley's generosity every day.

Some might try to look through the generosity for an ulterior motive. But we accept the generosity at face value reporting it. If there is another shoe, it will come out in good time and we'll report when that drops, too, and let people make up their own minds.


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