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Working together important

Britta Appel


This year I had the privilege of working with two outstanding groups, Leadership Douglas County and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse. Each differs in their objectives and services, but both are dedicated to improving the county through community activism, service and education. I consider myself blessed to live in such a generous and engaged community, where so many give of their time, talent and services for the benefit of others. It was through my involvement with these two organizations that I learned of the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and the important service it provides to this valley.

As the year comes to a close and the holiday season approaches, I would like to urge all to consider supporting this special organization. The Carson Valley Community Food Closet helps meet the basic food needs of hundreds of families throughout the year. During the holiday season, there is an even greater need for their services. In this regard, a number of service organizations, sponsors, and volunteers will be lending their support to the Food Closet’s upcoming Thanksgiving food drive and the Dec. 9 Drive-By Food Drive at the Carson Valley Inn. Please consider supporting these food drives. Whether you give one dollar, one can of food, or one hour of your time, it adds up and has a significant impact. For more information on any of the upcoming food drives, or how you can donate time or funds, please contact the Carson Valley Community Food Closet at, phone: 782-3711.

Again, please support our Food Closet and their upcoming food drives. To quote an unknown author, “while nobody can do everything, everyone can do something.” This holiday season, consider doing something. The smallest efforts make the biggest difference.