Doug Mullens N9JLR
This is one of the questions that I think need to be answered, as we are not seeing people volunteering like they used to. You know I have listened to all the reasons that some say that people are not volunteering like before; too busy, working, kids, etc. but the bottom line is that they just don’t seem to understand that with money being cut everywhere we are going to have to all pitch in to make things happy in the community.
That means that we are all going to have to lend a helping hand to keep the community going and this is going to require some help for all of us.
How do you think that things used to be done people helped out to make things happen, well the time is back to do it again and we need everyone’s involvement to lighten the load.
Time was when all we did was to make a call and things were done for us, well that time has come and gone and now we are the ones that are going to have to lend a hand.
We all want safer streets and we all want improvements done to our roads and sidewalks but the fact is that there is just not enough money to go around to get everything done and it is our responsibility to help with some of the work. Did you think about cleaning out the curb so that debris will not get washed into the sewer? (You don’t like the streets flooding do you) This would help a lot and all you have to do is to clean out you curb.
What about a neighborhood watch? We all want a safe neighborhood but the police can’t do it alone. They need our help and all we have to do is to pay attention to what is going on in our area, and if you see something call it in. That’s not so hard is it..
Get to know your neighbors know who is supposed to be there and if you see a strange person there call your neighbor or call the police to have them check it out. Remember better safe than sorry. And wouldn’t you want someone to do the same for you?
Is there elderly in your neighborhood? Well they might need some help and most are too proud to ask. Get to know them and at least check on them from time to time. What could that hurt? (You know you will be old someday too)
Set aside some time for volunteering with an agency or group like the Red Cross or EMA they always are looking for help and you will never know a better feeling like volunteering your time for a good cause.
Want to do more join your local ARES or CERT teem you will get tons of information that could save you or your families life during a storm or other disaster and help to make your community a safer place too.
We all want to help or should, but we find tons of excuses as to why we can’t.
I want to challenge all of you that read this to make the decision to at least do some homework and see how you can help and then become active in the community, together we CAN make a difference.
Need help finding information on how you can help contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org