A Better East Texas: Spotlighting community organizations

2009 is off and running and guess what?  We are still in a recession.  It is no secret that during a recession, charitable giving drops.  Organizations that depend on individual and corporate financial support have a difficult time just reaching the prior year's levels.  With that need in front of us, I am excited to let you know of a new feature you will be seeing on KLTV.  Over the next year, we will be spotlighting community organizations that need your help.  We will use the full resources of KLTV including our Emmy award winning newscasts, kltv.com, and public service announcements to inform you of the needs of these organizations.  We'll spotlight one organization per month and our hope is that you will respond through the giving of time, money or both.  East Texans always seem to rise to the occasion when needs are identified.  My belief is that this time of need will be no different.  So watch for these deserving organizations, learn about their needs and respond.  Your action will make for a better east Texas.