During this time of year as we make plans for the holidays, hopefully to spend them with family and friends, now is also the perfect opportunity give thanks.
We have all endured challenging times these last two years, but we have so much to be thankful for as well.
In celebration of Thanksgiving, here is a twist on the 12 Days of Christmas a month early:
On the first day of Thankfulness, we are grateful for the ongoing support from our Denton County residents as we all work together to help each other.
On the second day of Thankfulness, we are grateful for the $379 million Denton County has received through the CARES Act, American Rescue Plan, FEMA and other grants from the Federal Government to assist our Denton County residents.
On the third day of Thankfulness, we are grateful that we have been able to help more than 8,273 households from being homeless during the pandemic.
On the fourth day of Thankfulness, we are grateful for being in Denton County where we continue to see record-breaking growth with companies bringing more job opportunities.
On the fifth day of Thankfulness, we are grateful to see our businesses thrive after providing more than 1,600 businesses across the county with $35.7 million in grants to help them recover losses last year.
On the sixth day of Thankfulness, we are grateful for our Denton County Public Health team for the tens of thousands of free COVID-19 tests they have provided, the contract tracing they continue to do, the many questions they answer via calls and social media and the more than 423,900 vaccinations they have provided to those who seek them.
On the seventh day of Thankfulness, we are grateful for the nurses, medical technicians, physicians and other medical professionals for the many hours they have been caring for us these past 19 months.
On the eighth day of Thankfulness, we are grateful that we could provide more than 80,000 25-lb. boxes of fruits and vegetables to help feed our residents.
On the ninth day of Thankfulness, we are grateful to United Way of Denton County and our many non-profits who have worked together to help our residents in their time of need.
On the tenth day of Thankfulness, we are grateful for all of the many thousands of volunteers who have helped at our vaccination clinics, passed out much-needed food and clothing or assisted someone in staying in their homes.
On the eleventh day of Thankfulness, we are grateful for the collaboration among all of our federal, state, counties, municipalities, school districts, colleges and universities to ensure we continue to serve the public to the best of our collective abilities.
On the twelfth day of Thankfulness, we are grateful to God for who we are, what we have, and for our family and friends.
We are indeed blessed.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me hear from you. My email is [email protected] and my office number is 972-434-4780.