Friday, February 27, 2009

Let's Eat - To Avoid Trouble

We have read story after story about the economy and the impact it has had on everyday people. Most people know a family member, neighbor, or even themselves have been impacted.

The following article highlights a great way for neighbors to get to know each other and "How potlucks help home values".

So why do communities often come together?

"It starts with trouble

In spite of the many benefits of building strong communities, it usually takes threats — particularly crime and land-use proposals — to galvanize a neighborhood, says Elton Gatewood, president of Neighborhoods USA, a national group of organizers from local governments and neighborhoods."

Looking for a no cost way to recognize your volunteers or improve security in your neighborhood? If so, check out the following article:

Neighbors getting to know their neighbors really does make a difference.

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