2019-02-06 / Letters


Dear Editor,

I am writing to thank Millen residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.

Because of the generosity of donors in Millen and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes in 2018. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2018, the ministry is now sending more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine.

These simple gifts bring smiles to the faces of children around the world. Packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items, these gifts bring joy and are a tangible expression of God’s love. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

It’s not too late for people to make a difference. Though dropoff locations serving Millen shoebox packers are closed until November 2019, anyone can still pack a personalized shoebox gift online at samaritanspurse.org/buildonline. Information about year-round volunteer opportunities can also be found at samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this global project—many who do so year after year. These simple gifts send a message to children worldwide that they are loved and not forgotten.

Dana Williams
Operation Christmas Child

Dear Editor:

No matter how sick, feeling down because of a bad day. Mr. Ed Fuller had his way of picking you up and making that day special. You could always think back, at some of his wit and still today it brings a smile to your heart. You were always the same every time you went. I know you touched many lives that never will be forgotten.

Thank you, Mr. Ed, (no pun intended) for being the person God called you to be. And for going beyond your job to make customers feel cared about when they had no one. You are a true role model for our next generation to stop and consider.

Congrats on your retirement and may your family be blessed beyond measure.

With love and prayers, enjoy life, and enjoy family,
Audrey, Lindsey(Brandon) Clark, Nicholas,
Jean and Toby Williams
Millen, GA

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