During the holiday season, we celebrate the many things we are grateful for, including our family, friends, and Valley neighbors.
While we can sometimes take our blessings for granted, I invite you to join me in appreciating the many things we do have. As we gather with our loved ones during the holidays, let us give thanks for our countless blessings but also remember those who may be struggling.
There are many opportunities in our Valley to give back around this time of year.
You can help those who wonder where their next meal will come from by working with one of our local food banks. For more information, visit http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Food-Banks.
It is also important to keep in mind our current military servicemembers, veterans, and their families, whether they are spending the holiday here or abroad. For more information and helpful resources on how you can help military families and veterans, please visit https://www.fresno.va.gov/giving/index.asp.
If you are looking for a different way to help your community, California connects volunteers with service organizations across the state. To learn about volunteer opportunities near you, visit: https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/.
In whatever capacity you may decide to get involved, know that you make a difference.
We in the Valley have much to be thankful for, and I am wishing you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
For Congressman Costa’s Thanksgiving video message, click here:
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any federal issues of your concern. To stay up-to-date on the work I am doing in Congress, please visit my website at costa.house.gov and sign up for my e-newsletter here. You can also follow my work and events in our Valley on my Facebook page and Twitter account.