Congressman Mike Rogers: Giving back for Christmas

A little girl pulls out a Dora toy from the shelf at a Target store - AP image Steve Helber

Each year before Christmas, I like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the great things the folks across East Alabama are doing for each other.

Our state is filled with people who give back to their communities and towns by helping those who need it the most.

The Tuskegee Fire Department collects Toys for Tots, Tuskegee municipal employees adopt families through DHR for Christmas and the Macon County Ministers Council provides for needy families.

In Randolph County, the Pilot Club provides toys for the less fortunate.

The Christian Service Center in Chambers County provides food, clothing and gifts for the needy.

In St. Clair County, a mom who was having a bad day was slipped a $100 bill and a Bible verse.  She shared the story on social media in hopes of finding the good Samaritan, but has promised to pay it forward.

Pell City police officers have been working hard to help raise money and have toys donated for families in their area.

Alabama Childhood Food Solutions which covers Talladega County, helps provide food for children from low income families. These children receive free breakfasts and lunches at school, but don’t know where their next meal will come from on weekends or holidays.

In Lincoln, the Toys for Tykes program is underway to ensure needy children in the area have gifts.

The Cleburne County Toys for Tots Program has been collecting toys since before

Halloween, so there should be some very happy faces Christmas morning.

In Pike Road, the town is hosting a supplies drive for Veterans for the sixth year in a row.  The items will be delivered to Veterans in the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) at both Montgomery and Tuskegee.

In Anniston, at the Regional Medical Center (RMC), employees at the hospital are purchasing toys and gifts for the children of needy employees of RMC.

This is just a small sampling of some of the wonderful ways East Alabamians are giving back to those less fortunate during the holidays.

I wish you all a blessed and Merry Christmas season.

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