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Editorial: Thank you for your generosity

South Georgians are generous and compassionate.  You've shown that numerous times lately.

Last month, we aired a story about Farrell Burgin's struggles.

She's battling cancer, and mounting medical bills prevented her from paying her bills. She had no power on the coldest night of the season so far.  Minutes after our newscast, the city of Albany turned her power back on.

Within 24 hours, our viewers had donated more than $2,700 dollars to a GoFundMe account to help Burgin. Others donated food and firewood.

When we told you about cancer patient and University Florida fan Floyd Jones' wish to attend a Gator football game, viewers provided tickets, a van for his family to make the trip, and money for a hotel.

When 75-year-old Margie Lofton missed two benefit checks because of a Social Security Administration mix-up, she was unable to buy food or pay her bills.

Our viewers immediately responded with donations.

And when we did a story about how Dougherty High School Theater students were disappointed when no adults showed up to opening night of their recent play, viewers started a campaign to support the students.

Two nights later there was a packed house, and people donated food and sent flowers.

We appreciate the concern and kindness you show your neighbors when we bring you stories of people in need.

During this season of giving, we want to say thank you for your generosity.

We know in the coming year, you'll respond just as generously when share more of those stories.

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