The national elections are over, our IEB elections are almost over. I hope everyone voted in both and will also vote in the runoff next month for the remaining IEB positions. We need to remember that we are stronger and get more done when we work together. We are allowed to have differences, but when we come together for the benefit of all, we ALL come out ahead and become stronger because of it. So, let’s all work together to make this Nation and this Union the best we can for all of us.
The holiday season will be in full swing by the time you are reading this. Please take a moment to remember those who may need something during this time. The holidays, though filled with love, joy, and time spent with family and friends, can be a rough time for some. It could be someone who recently had a loved one pass and needs to hear from friends and family. Maybe an elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much, would love a visit. Consider volunteering some time at a soup kitchen – they can always use help throughout the year. Check in on people just to say “hi”. It can make a huge difference. For volunteer or donation opportunities, check below.
City Rescue Mission https://tinyurl.com/4vm7xrsr
Salvation Army https://tinyurl.com/ycxenb7r
Old Newsboys Donate https://tinyurl.com/3fj82sez
Toys For Tots Donate https://tinyurl.com/2cr4hkuw
Depression and anxiety rise over the holidays. Make sure to be aware of your mental well-being. Don’t let the pressures of the holidays get to you. If you start feeling overwhelmed, below are some links.
Mayo Clinic https://tinyurl.com/yew9b4z3
Every Day Health https://tinyurl.com/ekwf3bf3
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Call or text 988 or https://988lifeline.org/
I hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season. Enjoy the time with your family and friends and let’s work together to make next year the best ever. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!