For example, the other day I met with Marcel Servais
, who many will recognize as a pillar of the community in so many ways.He
explained to me how the Valley East Lions Club
will be organizing the First Annual Charity Days in September."Our main goal is to work with as many of the local charities as possible to help them raise some money for their organization," explained Marcel, who is the Chair of the Charity Days Committee.
"Each of our activities will be dedicated to a different charity and all of the money raised from that event will be donated to the charity."Marcel
continued, "We are really excited about this format.It will involve every section of the community, including charities, churches and schools.Each group will help in whatever way they can, but the members of the Lions Club
will be doing the "lion's share" of the work."
was going over the different things that will be taking place that weekend, my mind drifted to a story I once heard about a rabbi who was visited by an angel.The rabbi asked the angel to explain the difference between heaven and hell.He
was then taken to a place and stood before two doors.
passionately went on describing his
vision of the Charity Days and as we brought up how much the Lions mean to this community, I continued to recall the image of heaven and hell as explained by the angel in the story.