Helping Hands – The Giving Tree
The First Presbyterian Church of Hamptonburgh, located in Campbell Hall, offered an image this week of just what this area is about. With its historic beauty towering in the small hamlet since the late 1700’s, it sent out a simple and humble message to those worrying and struggling, whether with fear over illness from COVID19, fear for their families and friends, or fear over finances and being either out of work or at risk of losing their jobs during this difficult time.
The sign out front simply says “Giving Tree. Please Take What You Need”. There was space and a banister by the entrance where people had already left clothing and a small pile of containers. And the tree, just geting ready to bloom behind the sign had little packages hanging, tokens of caring.