Wake Libertarians continue to make an impact in their local community by delivering hot meals with the Salvation Army.
While all of Raleigh enjoyed a Friday night of early spring weather, volunteers from the Salvation Army, the Kiwanis Club and the Libertarian Party of Wake County gathered in a cafeteria on North Capital Blvd. to ensure that the less fortunate men, women and families in our community could appreciate the temperate weather with a hot evening meal.
“Raleigh is a city of amazing opportunity,” observed Richard Haygood, former U.S. Marine and Libertarian candidate for state Senate as he shuttled trays to the seated crowd. “But we cannot forget that there are also families in our community who need some help.”
Photo: Libertarian candidate for state Senate Richard Haygood delivers hot meals to those in need.
The first sitting for dinner brought in struggling men and women for traditional North Carolina pulled pork, pulled chicken and sides. Members of the volunteer organizations loaded plates and delivered them to tables with a kind word and compassionate smile.
“It is too easy to get wrapped up in the drama of politics,” reflected Brian Irving, former state party chair and also a Libertarian candidate for state Senate. “Libertarians offer real, practical, liberty-focused solutions to the issues facing our state. We don’t forget there are many people in our communities who need more than political answers to the struggles they face every day. They need others to extend a hand in kindness.”
Many hands did make for light work as Michael Monaco, Wake County attorney and state-wide Libertarian candidate for state Court of Appeals worked alongside of his son, packing nutritious bag lunches for shelter residents to enjoy the next day.
“The things we can do at the Court of Appeals have a role in shaping fairer, more just legal outcomes for the people in our state,” Mr. Monaco remarked. “But we also need to pitch in and do our part as individuals to create the kind of state that supports people everywhere.”
Photo: Libertarian candidate Michael Monaco and son pack snack bags for shelter residents.
A political party by definition, Libertarians understand that building a stronger, more caring community is not something that happens at the ballot box. It does, however, happen when each of us reach out to our neighbors in good times and hard times.
“Our commitment to contribute to a better society, where everyone is included and cared for, isn’t theoretical,” said David Ulmer, Wake Libertarian chair and candidate for state House District 40. “It requires we all find a way to make a real, positive impact in our neighborhoods and communities.”
Photo: David Ulmer, Libertarian candidate for state House and WakeLP chair serves meals.
The Wake Libertarian Party has made a tradition of service to others a cornerstone of their movement while they seek a more peaceful, prosperous and free North Carolina through political engagement. You can join them at their weekly meetups in downtown Raleigh, at one of their frequent service events, or on the campaign trail as they offer the voters of Wake and North Carolina a real choice in November.
Photo: WakeLP volunteers at Salvation Army food kitchen, serving those in need. Left to right: Kenneth Penkowski, Richard Haygood, Michael Monaco Jr., Brian Irving, Michael Monaco, Patrick Bowersox, David Ulmer