As members of this community, we show pride and respect for Enfield by taking seriously our responsibility to be active citizens. Through our actions, we demonstrate genuine concern and compassion for our neighbors. As John Donne so eloquently wrote “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” While our Enfield community may be composed of individuals, none of us are alone. We are all part of the patchwork of this town and are compelled to act when someone is in need. Whether it is donating time, money or goods, preserving our natural resources, helping clean the streets, walking for a cause or just helping someone with some yard work, you can find Enfield Republicans out doing what they can to help make our community a better place.
Two organizations in town receive many hours of Republican volunteer time … The Enfield Food Shelf, on Alden Avenue and Enfield Loaves and Fishes, on Prospect Street. Both organizations are committed to providing meals and fellowship to the poor, hungry, and disenfranchised within our community and Greg Stokes has been a volunteer at both for a very long time.
“The Food Shelf and Loaves & Fishes are such wonderful organizations that helps out those in need” says Greg Stokes, State Representative for the 58th District. “I’ve been blessed to serve on the Food Shelf Board and to do what I can to serve both organizations and be part of the community. By volunteering with both groups, I feel my time is well spent.”
Senator John Kissel (R – 7th District) and Greg were also helping to bag hunger at an event sponsored by ShopRite Partners in Caring. This organization is dedicated to fighting hunger in the community. Shoppers are asked to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar with the donations going to support local food banks. “Giving back is something I strongly believe in” said Sen. John Kissel. “I’m grateful to (ShopRite) Partners in Caring and am just glad I can do something to help out.”
In Philippians 2:4, it says “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Living in a community means taking this message to heart. And that is what we try to do every day. Whether it is picking up trash around town, donating to a local food pantry, volunteering one’s time with a local event or just helping someone in need around the house, we understand the importance of looking out, not just for our own interests, but also the interests of others. We are one community. We are one Enfield. And we are stronger when we work together for the betterment of others. The Enfield Republicans believe community service is the best work of life and we all live it every day.
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