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Angels in our Midst (Communities Caring at Christmas)

Updated: Monday, December 23 2013, 07:39 PM CST
Thousands of children, many abused and abandoned, will get to share in the joy of Christmas in just a couple of day.
They will get that experience all because you were willing to bless a child you don't even know.
Tonight, we want to say "thank you" to all of you; the angels in our midst.
      
Sandy Sansing, Sandy Sansing Automotive;  "Sue, for the 27th year, we've got a check for $15,000 to help children have a Christmas."

Sandy Sansing has been our major corporate sponsor for 27 of the 35 years Communities Caring has reached out to children.  

The employees of Gulf Power reach into their own pockets and they sponsor events year round to support communities caring.  Their generosity has brightened the lives of countless youngsters over the years.  Word has it, they have a secret Santa workshop somewhere in the corporate office.  We haven't be able to find it yet but magically every year it produces more than 100 bicycles.

This year, a little friendly competition took over within the Public Defenders Office.  Bruce Miller and his staff came with trucks carrying 42 bicycles.  Their generous gift touched Greg Moody and his students in the criminal justice training program at George Stone.  They went out and bought bicycles too.

 Sally Cowan, Hiles-McLeod Insurance;  "We wanted to do something to honor them."

Like the employees at Hiles-McLeod Insurance, workers at a number of companies made donations in honor of their employers or instead of exchanging gifts.

Chris Pate, Pres., Hiles-McLeod Insurance;  "We like to give and it's a good feeling to see them give too."

 Again this year, our north end angels at Ascend Performance Materials fulfilled the wishes of almost 50 children in foster care. 
 From the south along the waterfront came a gift from the Port of Pensacola Users Association.

A big part of the caring team are our radio partners; Cat Country, News Radio, WXBM and Soft Rock.

Loving gifts came from the J. H. Baroco Foundation, Navy Federal Credit Union, John and Eleanor Appleyard and family and the Sons of Italy.

We are grateful for the gifts from the crew of Daisy Dukes and Haverty's Furniture, our friends at First Baptist Church-Cantonment and out littlest angels, Prosser and Katie-John Crow.

There was a lot of logistical support from the Two Men and a Truck company, Uncle Bob's Storage, The Frenkels at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, Walmart Mobile Highway, the Escambia Sheriff's Department and the Pensacola Police Department.

We are so grateful for those tried and true volunteers who come year after year to assemble the gifts for each child.

Scripture tells us that the poor will always be among us.  And as you show compassion for the very least of these, you honor the true spirit of this season. 
We take this time to say god bless you and thank you communities for caring at Christmas.
Angels in our Midst is brought to you by Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart.
Angels in our Midst (Communities Caring at Christmas)


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