November is often a time to reflect on the year that’s nearly gone, and 2020 will be one for the history books. Many will describe this year with words like unpredictable, unprecedented, and uncertain. While we can’t deny the challenges we have faced this year, the word I would choose is thankful.
I am thankful for the renewed spirit of community and cooperation brought on by our pandemic. From acts of love and support shown to our health care workers, to stories of families making grocery deliveries for elderly neighbors, I have observed some of the most sincere displays of community this year.
I am also thankful for the entire REMC team and the work they’ve done this year. We pride ourselves on years of experience to guide us from one challenge to the next. But 2020 didn’t come with a playbook. Our team stayed flexible, determined to do what was best for the membership at every turn.
To show our thanks, and to continue investing in our community’s health and future, we will again collect canned foods to donate to local food pantries. In exchange, each household who donates will receive a free REMC umbrella, valued at $15! To stay COVID-safe, members will make donations and receive their gift in the drive-through. Check out our ad on page 6 for more details.
While I hope that 2021 brings much more health and harmony than 2020, I choose to be thankful for what I have: a loving family, a healthy home, and the privilege to serve the member-owners of Clark County REMC.