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LETTER: Ignore Hatemail, Keep Volunteering

David M. Kramer encourages local volunteers who have been criticized for their commitment to the annual Thanksgiving community dinner.

This letter is addressed to Janet Ettenger, the Malibu or any community, and the Malibu Thanksgiving Dinner volunteers.  

Thank you for your yearly Thanksgiving "CORE COMMITMENT" and please do not let the absurd hate mail recently published in the Malibu Surfside Newsdiscourage you from your future volunteer work.  

Although I was not in attendance as a volunteer, my heart feels warmth from the giving you give to the less fortunate no matter what their particular circumstances are.  

I feel most communities and individuals will back me on this as proven with such Thanksgiving volunteering given throughout our United States of America.

Warm Regards, 
David M. Kramer, Malibu

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Eileen Culligan December 17, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I think what Janet Ettinger and others are doing is wonderful. HOWEVER, stating a strong opinion does NOT fall into the category of 'hate mail'. Come on, toughen up. And Janet et al, keep up the good work. Eileen Culligan

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