- August 12, 2020
In case you didn’t notice, I’m not Jimmy. No worries, he’ll be back next week, he’s just letting me borrow his space for the week so that I can tell you all about this very special week at Webb Weekly. This week’s issue is just one of the many ways Jimmy helps people and our
In case you didn’t notice, I’m not Jimmy. No worries, he’ll be back next week, he’s just letting me borrow his space for the week so that I can tell you all about this very special week at Webb Weekly.
This week’s issue is just one of the many ways Jimmy helps people and our community in the course of a year. I don’t think he gets enough ‘thank yous’ for it. So, before we get to what’s happening in this issue, I want to say thank you to Jimmy. For all that you do and all the people that you do it for, please know that your efforts are seen and appreciated.
So, on to the detail about this week’s issue:
For the past couple of years, Jimmy has given each full-time employee a page of the paper to donate to the charity of their choice. We all get to pick something that is near and dear to us and donate ad space, editorial space or a combination of both.
As you can see on the cover, we have a wide variety of organizations from across the area that we donated space to this week. I’m sure that you are familiar with most, and you can learn about what they do in more detail as you read through this issue, but here is a quick rundown:
The Keystone Elk Country Alliance – A wildlife conservation organization that focuses their resources on Pennsylvania’s Elk Country and the Elk Country Visitor Center located in Benezette.
Lycoming County SPCA – Provides care and adoption services for many homeless cats and kittens at its no-kill shelter.
Beckoning Cat Project – They believe that the problem of “too many cats and not enough homes” can be addressed through educational outreach, coordination of services, and a comprehensive neuter-spay program that reaches all cats in our neighborhoods.
Multiple Sclerosis Society – Helping people affected by MS to live their best lives as they stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
Camp Victory – Camp Victory is a beautiful 130-acre summer camp in Millville (just a few minutes over the eastern border of Lycoming County) built specifically for children with special needs and serious health issues.
Family Promise of Lycoming County – Family Promise of Lycoming County empowers families to become and remain self sufficient by breaking the cycle of homelessness, provides community awareness and advocacy, and creates mission opportunities for individuals and faith based communities.
YWCA – The YWCA is dedicated to empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Sojourner Truth Ministries – a nonprofit ministry in Williamsport Pennsylvania focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place.
Consolidated Sportsman of Muncy Creeks – The Sportsmen manage two trout nurseries in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission at the Faus Nursery in Hughesville and the Bob King Nursery at Roaring Run.
Each of these charities means something to the employee that sponsored them. They are all amazing local organizations that are doing what they can to help in our area.
So thank you again, Jimmy. Doing things like this makes me so proud to be a Webb Weekly employee. I hope that as you read through the ads/editorials about these charities, you will consider adding them to your 2020 donation lists if you are able.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Do you have your resolutions ready to go?
I barely managed to get everything done in time for Christmas so I haven’t really thought a whole lot about resolutions for the New Year yet.
The typical thoughts of eating better and moving more are always on the list, but let’s face it — I like Doritos and naps too much for that to really be a thing.
Out and about, or in with friends or family, no matter how you plan to ring in the New Year, please be safe. Holidays like New Year’s have a way of bringing out the worst in people, so in addition to taking care of yourself, keep an eye on those around you. Not only for your safety, but also for theirs. It’s easy to think that it isn’t your responsibility to ‘babysit’ others, but wouldn’t it be worth it if it saves their life or someone else’s?
If you are heading out for the evening, please — please — make sure you don’t drink and drive. Download the Uber or Lyft apps before you head out so you can get a safe ride home.
Be safe y’all!