Next Thursday is Thanksgiving. If you have a roof over your head, food on the table and a steady job or income, then let’s face it . . . you are blessed.
Sadly, there are several hundred thousand people in Silicon Valley – often our own neighbors – who are not so blessed.
We live in a Valley in which any given night nearly 10,000 people – including women and children – live on the streets or in our creeks.
We live in a Valley in which seniors, parents and kids make the awful choice on whether to pay their rent or afford food on any given day.
We live in a Valley in which health care is deferred or coverage is denied, as a luxury rather than the necessity that it is.
That’s why this Thanksgiving morning, I am asking you to join the Guardino family for our 12th Annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” in downtown San Jose.
For some it’s a race, a run or a walk. For others, like me, it’s about building community and helping those in need. Whatever your motivation, sign up today. Together, if we meet our goals, we will contribute $1 million to local families in need. Go to svturkeytrot.com to register and know you have taken a step forward in helping others.