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By Kelly Wilson
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Those words by former president Theodore Roosevelt are particularly relevant today as the United States marks National Philanthropy Day.
'People hear the word philanthropy and they think about a huge donation to something. But there are various ways to be philanthropic, and it's everywhere in the fabric of our community,' said Cheryl Waterman, executive director of the United Way of Adams County.
People in the Quincy area help others in various ways, from buying a piece of homemade pie during a church bazaar to pledging thousands, even millions, of dollars for a community project or organization.
Waterman says it's difficult to determine the amount of charitable funds that come into this community each year, but she knows it's significant.
Beyond that, though, is the profound effect philanthropy has on those who give.
'People who are involved in efforts, whether volunteering or donating or organizing groups or working for a nonprofit, they feel connected to their community and have a stronger sense of community, and that"