Welfare helps people become all they can be
I want to speak up for people who are on welfare. The tea party and the GOP seem to think that being on welfare is just for lazy people. The truth is that most people who have had to ask for help are asking because of some calamity that has happened in their household. Thank God, the poor don't have to go door to door begging as they did in the dark ages.
My father died when I was just 13 years old. He left no insurance or funds of any kind. I went to school and then worked two and sometimes three jobs in the evening to help my mother. My mother took in ironing but we barely paid the rent and utilities. My mother decided we must have some help and applied for welfare. It was a blessing to receive commodity food.
Today, I am a businessman, a taxpayer and contribute to a lot of charities. I have served on local boards and held elected offices because I care about my community. I have given back more than 100 percent of what I received from the government. That same help that social programs gave to me is helping other children and families to get an education to become all they can be. Let's heed what Jesus said in Matthew 25:40.
Thank you to police, Bob Evans for help
My purse was stolen at Bob Evans recently. I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to the staff and manager of Bob Evans in Kanawha City, and to the Charleston City Police C.J. Rider and James Duncan who were fantastic, very professional and helpful. I got my purse and some contents back. Great police work. Chief Webster should be proud of these guys. Thanks also to WCHS TV for making people aware of what's happening in our area because this had happened many times before. Awareness is best.