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Letter: Taking action

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

My secretary was a black single mother of a son. She could afford a house payment but could never save enough for a down payment and closing costs. My wife and I paid them for her. She was an exceptional lady and upon retirement went to college.

She didn’t know we were in the stands at Hampton University until she saw us after receiving her college degree. A young black man working with my wife upon reaching his senior year in college was running out of money, so we gave him a loan never expecting it to be repaid.

Upon graduation, surprise, he walked into her office and gave her a check. For years, we donated to the United Negro College Fund. We also raised over $60,000 doing barbecues for the food pantry in Gloucester. You can help your black brothers and sisters even if you are white without waiting for the government to do anything.

Charles V. WoernerVirginia Beach, Va.

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