I support businesses and individuals that give back to the community, and we are blessed to have so many local businesses- too many to name- that give back, through benefit dinners or efforts to transport medical patients to services to helping animals to helping children, cleaning up parks, volunteering in the schools. We are blessed to have so many nonprofits that help in this time of need, from food banks to programs that help with food. Recently, I have been given the opportunity to help with an issue that has been important to me throughout my life, helping thoroughbred horses off the track find their next career with caring people. I have also worked over the past few years to train my dachsund, Cleo, so that she would not need to be put down due to aggressive behavior. I believe that we can all make a difference in our world if we shoulder an issue to which we feel connected, and pull a little of the load.