It's two days before Christmas, but for many who've had the traditional tree up for several weeks, a pile of gifts stacked beneath its branches, there's still that nagging feeling that there's still something left undone. Let us suggest that perhaps it's time to spend a moment thinking about the needs of the community.
We're talking about Washington County's United Way charitable appeal, which has now raised $1.2 million toward its $1.7 million goal. If you haven't made a pledge, it's important to do so now.
The United Way's message of caring and community was harder for its volunteers to deliver this year, not only because of the local elections, but also due to events taking place on the national and international stage. It's tough to think about the needs of local charities when the leader of the nation is about to be impeached and when American bombers are raining destruction down on an adversary in the Middle East.