In light of the chaos of the last year and a half, though it can seem a bit cliché Thanksgiving is a welcome opportunity this year to reflect on all we are thankful for. The last few years have been so devastating and so exhausting to so many, it feels especially important to take the time this year to really think about all the good things that we are grateful for.
As always we are so thankful for all of the community support we receive in the form of people volunteering their time, goods, services, and donations towards building homes for local families.
In addition to helping us practice gratitude, it is also important to remember that Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for Indigenous people throughout the country. If you aren’t familiar with the complete narrative of Thanksgiving – here is a piece about the Wampanoag tribe to start understanding an accurate history of this holiday. Thank you to Jim White, NAO Executive Director for sharing his thoughts on this day and information on its history.
We are hopeful that you are able to spend time with friends and family this year as that was something so many were unable to do last year.
We are thankful for you!