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Donate to charities, don’t buy fireworks

Donate to charities, don’t buy fireworks

As I woke up this morning and looked out into the haze hiding the sun for the third day, I could not help but think that it would be an insult to the people being driven from their homes by the fires as well as to our intelligence, if we would buy fireworks this summer.

I had the idea of a compromise: Why not walk up to a fireworks vendor and offer to pay whatever profit he would make from the sale, as a donation? He can keep his fireworks for next year. Perhaps by then the situation would not be so dangerous? This would be a small sacrifice for our fireworks fans to make. And they could feel good about helping the charities that need their money.

Magdalene Jaeckel

Grass Valley

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