Meridian Star

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February 24, 2013

Heart of Meridian and Lauderdale County alive and well

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MERIDIAN — Services and giving back

    AARP is currently assisting local citizens with filing their tax returns at the United Way/RSVP office at 721 Front St. Ext. (Acme Plaza) every Tuesday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This service is provided free of charge and appointments can be made by calling (601) 482-0512. On Thursdays, AARP will be available with no appointments, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the East Mississippi Electric Power Association (EMEPA) Auditorium

    Services provided at RSVP are made possible by your donations to The United Way of East Mississippi, so please give generously. Your donations will assist many local non-profit organizations in our community, and United Way community impact programs such as RSVP, Imagination Library, Mississippi 211 and Supply Our Students.

    Giving is never mandatory, it is voluntary. We all have to search our hearts and give to organizations that guarantee the money will remain in our community, like The United Way. Never give till it hurts, give till it feels good, and do it often.

    When national polls, covering a variety of subjects are published, I believe that Mississippi is misrepresented and looked down on by many. I truly believe they should do a poll on individuals by state who give of their time, energy, and yes sometimes money to those less fortunate. I believe that Mississippi would be a beacon of light for other states to emulate because of their willingness to give to others.

    

    • Diana S. Glover is director of RSVP of Meridian/Lauderdale County.

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