With the outbreak of COVID-19, the multiple weather disasters and the absolute onslaught of rudeness and greed that seems to be sweeping many parts of the country, I am grateful to live in a small town like North East.
Here, people still care about each other.
Community resources like the North East Food Pantry, NE Historical Society, 4 Neighbors In North East, McCord Library, North East Arts Council, Grapevine Time Exchange, NE Community Foundation and so many more rely on local volunteers and support.
How many towns still have volunteer fire companies?
We all benefit from these resources but it is getting more and more difficult to find people willing to work even a few hours a month to help with these and other community projects. Without a larger volunteer base, some of these groups that contribute so much to our well-being and way of life may disappear.
If you’re grateful for what we have and not “all about me,” contact a local group and see how you can help.
You don’t have to make an ongoing commitment or do something unpleasant, just an hour here and there or on a special project can be an enormous help.
Meeting new people and the satisfaction of working for your community can be fun and rewarding.
Let’s get out there and support our community!
North East resident