Proud to be a Modesto resident

09/25/2013 7:51 PM

09/25/2013 7:52 PM

Modesto has a lot of problems. Gangs, drugs and auto theft, just to name a few that we seem to hear about day in and day out.

But despite these problems and many others that are also shared throughout this world, there is one shining, redeeming quality that few other communities can hold a candle to. Something that makes this city worth living in and fighting for – the people.

When people care about each other and demonstrate the kind of compassion and generosity in the abundance that they do here, it makes me proud to call myself a Modestan.

ROBERT STANFORD

Modesto

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