It’s that time of year that we need to appreciate all the comforts we have in our lives. A roof over our heads. A warm house. A comfy bed and loved ones surrounding us.

It’s also the time of year to look outside of our own lives and see the ones who are not so fortunate. The ones who have hit hard times, who have no home, no warm bed, no loved ones to support them, not enough food to eat.

I believe if everyone gives a little, every little bit goes a long way. I’ve seen more people who are homeless now than ever in the past. I feel for them. Carrying everything they own in a trash bag. People looking at them as if they somehow deserve to be homeless, or not looking at them at all.

We have to start taking care of people in our own backyards.

This is why I am supporting Lowell Transitional Living Center (LTLC). Their case managers help over 100 formerly homeless people a year move into new homes. They also serve three meals a day to the community and offer hundreds of people the tools and support they need in their journey from homelessness to housing.

I urge you to join me in giving generously to Lowell Transitional Living Center this year.

Sincerely, Gina Tamvaklis, Member, LTLC Development Committee

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