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No place for hate and bigotry Editor, The Sun: There have always been those who project and feed on hate, bigotry and the devil’s work. In the beginning of America, it was the native peoples. As time went on, it was the Irish; then, during World War II, it was the American-born Japanese. Today, it’s the Muslims or the gay community. In all our ages, the black community has been looked upon unfairly. It has been noted that the Tuskegee Air unit saved many lives. Today, the black community does wonderful works and contributes greatly to many organizations. It’s past time to put away all the hate and such. Why can’t we learn from history? Prayer, love and understanding need to be given to all the American people, regardless of color, religion or race. Hate and bigotry have no place in our world; just love and understanding. Sue H. Littral Lawrenceburg Thanks to Operation Christmas Child donors Editor, The Sun: I am writing to thank Versailles residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Versailles and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.9 million shoebox gifts in 2019. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2019, the ministry is now sending 10,569,405 shoebox gifts to children worldwide. Through shoeboxes “packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items,” Versailles volunteers brought joy to children in need around the world. Each gift-filled shoebox is a tangible expression of God’s love, and it is often the first gift these children have ever received. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 178 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories since 1993. It’s not too late for people to make a difference. Though drop-off locations serving Versailles are closed until Nov. 16, information about year-round volunteer opportunities can also be found at samaritanspurse.org or by calling 615-962-7145. Thank you again to everyone who participated in this global project, many of whom do so year after year. These simple gifts, packed with love, send a message to children worldwide that they are loved and not forgotten. Dana Williams Operation Christmas Child Boone, N.C.

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