One of the best parts of our work is hearing from folks who are good neighbors. This week we heard from Charlotte who has already been reaching out to her police and firefighters (as suggested in the previous 52 Weeks of Neighboring). Here is what she shared with us:
"Thanks for the info [neighboring tip]. We make sure that our service workers get gift certificates for a ham or turkey and all the other items for a wonderful dinner [as part of the 4th of July]. We have done this for several years. I think they appreciate it. I have been doing this with the backing of business and churches."
I love her suggestion! Not only is it a great way to build relationships with emergency responders, but Charlotte is also including businesses and churches, which is a great way to utilize the assets of the community.