Letters to the Editor Week of 1/25/2021

Press readers

Simple gifts,
packed with love

To the editor: Despite a global pandemic, residents throughout Northwestern Ohio shared the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
At curbside drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, the generosity of donors across the U.S. resulted in more than 7.8 million shoebox gifts collected in 2020.
Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2020, the ministry is now sending more than 8.9 million shoebox gifts to children worldwide.
Through shoeboxes packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items, volunteers brought joy to children in need around the world. Each gift-filled shoebox is a tangible expression of God’s love, and it is often the first gift these children have ever received. Through the continued generosity of donors since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 186 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
The North Western Ohio Area Team’s shoebox packers shop for shoebox gift deals year-round, and many serve at a deeper level. Information about ways area participants can get involved can be found at samaritanspurse.org/occ or by calling 937-374-0761.
Although local drop‑off locations for gifts are closed until Nov. 15-22, anyone can still be a part of this life-changing project by conveniently packing a shoebox gift online in just a few simple clicks at samaritanspurse.org/buildonline. These simple gifts, packed with love, send a message to children worldwide that they are loved and not forgotten.
Dana Williams
Media Relations Manager
Operation Christmas Child

Why vote?
To the editor: The following is a letter I sent to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Honorable Justices,
“As a citizen of the United States, my question is, why should I continue to be a good citizen and vote?
“Especially now that there is no longer any law and order when it comes to voting and counting votes.
“The state in which I live followed the rules as set by the Constitution and duly elected legislature. Not like what was done in some states where some elected officials, judges and bureaucrats changed election laws, bypassing the state legislatures.
“So why should I vote when the laws can be changed to nullify my vote?”
Rufus Wallace
Millbury, O.


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