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Angels in our Midst (Communities Caring at Christmas Tribute)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
PENSACOLA - Fore more than three decades, we've asked your support for Communities Caring At Christmas.
Through good times and lean times, many of you have looked beyond yourselves to see the needs of others.
It speaks volumes of the communities we live in and you, the Angels in our Midst.

As we celebrate 32 years of Communities Caring At Christmas, we celebrate our partners longstanding and new.
Sandy Sansing was our first corporate sponsor, and he's shared the vision with others, like Gulf Power.
The employees have brightened the lives of countless children over the years.

"Thank you and Merry Christmas."
"And Merry Christmas to you all."   

The members of IM Local 2460, Armstrong World Industries, have faithfully braved the elements to man their roadblock for well over a decade.

Greg McNair, IM 2460 Armstrong World Industries;  "Trying to collect some new toys and a little bit of money, trying to help some folks who might need it.
This might be the only thing they see and get."

The team at Ascend Performance Materials was back the year, a team on a mission.
   
Sharhonda Owens, Ascend Performance Materials;  "The response that we had from the employees was so great. 
We ended up sponsoring over 55 kids.  So, it was a really great response, just really heartwarming."

Our resident author, and historian, John Appleyard, wrote his compelling 11th volume of Mysteries of Pensacola. Money from the sales, provided for the children.

Jennifer Davis and her children generously provided toys, and clothing for hundreds of children.

Many businesses found caring ways to include their employees and even their clients in the giving spirit.

Todd O'Brien, BBVA Compass;  "We put a little card in with the Christmas card to let them know we made a donation on their behalf to Communities Caring At Christmas.  The response back from them was just tremendous.  They were so appreciative that instead of a cookie tin or a popcorn tin, we were able to do something instead to make a difference."

Special gifts came from the J.H. Baroco Foundation, Navy Federal Credit Union, Pensacola Five Flags Rotary, and the employees of Fisher Brown Insurance.
   
Stella Holland, Pensacola Gaming Authority;  "The employees and the actual players from the Pensacola Greyhound Track & Poker Room came together and said we wanted to do something for the kids.
We had a charity poker tournament, the employees donated and everybody donated and everybody pulled together for us to be able to pull this off."

The list of individuals and businesses goes on and on.  It is that compassion for others that is behind these 32 very successful years.  While we could not call you each by name, you know who you are.  We hope you know the joy that you have brought to so many these 32 years.  You are Caring At Christmas.  You are ....

Angels in our Midst is brought to you by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

       Angels in our Midst (Communities Caring at Christmas Tribute)


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