The past week brought new challenges for many of us, and too many reminders that times are tough for a growing number of our friends and neighbors.
But as we head into Thanksgiving week, the Herald's newsroom staffers are renewing their vows to remind readers how they can help. Teaya Perez, we hope, will be one of those success stories. And there's been some instant gratification from other stories we've done, as noted in my Sunday column.
We also published one of the most complete lists of how to help in Manatee County -- and where to get help -- on the editorial pages today.
Pick your favorite -- and then act on it. And if you need help, reach out. One of our hands will be there.