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We should all give to those in need

It has been reported that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is the ninth−highest giver in America. He truly walks the walk and talks the talk. And he has done it with his wallet and donated $235 million.

I like to salute the mayor, who cares about those in need. He should be an example to us all, whether it be giving a few dollars to those in need in these hard economic times or even donating our time to a worthy cause.

Bloomberg, I think, exemplifies what President John F. Kennedy said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” President Barack Obama has also called for us to give of our time, talents and resources for the greater good.

Let us all respond to the call of our neighbors in need.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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