We live, work and play in a wonderful community. This thought was brought home to me over the holidays when Burbank “adopted” more than 550 families for whom our community provided food for a holiday dinner and gifts for the whole family.
And this was but one example of our community at its best: other outstanding efforts to insure that everyone in our community shared in the gifts of the season included the Fire Department’s Spark of Love, the Burbank Police Officers Heroes and Helpers, the Bike Angels, the Salvation Army, our YMCA, Family Services, BTAC, Boys and Girls Club, Family Promise, BCR and the whole hearted participation of our community service clubs as well.
As we enter the New Year, we can see the signs of positive economic growth in Burbank and these signs of recovery are certainly good news but we must remember that not all members of our community are sharing in that recovery. As we move forward in 2014, we must all work to maintain the spirit of sharing that was so well demonstrated over the Christmas season.