Just because the season is coming to an end doesn’t mean the need is too.

Published 9:57 am Saturday, December 26, 2015

During the past month or so, we have seen and chronicled in our pages the immense giving community in which we are fortunate to be a part of.

Staff members at The Vicksburg Post personally got to see your generosity as we reported checks being passed, toys being collected and food being delivered this holiday season.

Perhaps the most rewarding was when we as a staff volunteered one Friday to ring bells for The Salvation Army. That was truly a wonderful experience.

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However, during this well documented season of giving, let us bear in mind that just because the seasons change doesn’t mean the need ends.

Those who needed our help and generosity on Dec. 23, also need warm meals, assistance and our time on Jan. 23.

How blessed are we to be in a position where we are able to give and provide to those in need this holiday season and beyond.

Vicksburg knows of what a community coming together to give can do. She’s seen it as food has been given to the needy, as people have graciously donated toys and as a chain of good deeds have been unfolding from a simple challenge.

She’s also seen how impactful giving and lack thereof can be during the rest of the year.

A few short months, The Salvation Army was nearly forced to shutter its doors due to financial woes. A campaign was waged to keep doors open and services flowing, and Vicksburg stepped up to the plate.

As a community, our giving goes farther. We’re able to provide for individuals in ways many of us could never imagine, especially through organizations like The Salvation Army.

Together, let’s pledge to do more this year. Let’s make 2016 a year that no one in Vicksburg goes without their daily necessities.