Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance.
But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place.
Whether its your neighbor who always gives to the Burlington Food Pantry by buying extra food, or Joyce Deliyianni who started the community group HELPIS or our Unofficial Mayor Al Fay who organizes Truck Day and has supported the Grandview Farm restoration project. It could also be someone like Jack Ferren, who volunters with the Burlington Recreation Committee and participates in events all around town throughout the year.
Local "celebrities" along with quiet residents, you all pitch in and we think you deserve some credit!
Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Count Us In aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together” and that is why we want to share stories about just that.
If you know someone who exemplifies being a good neighbor, volunteer or teacher—or someone who has simply helped the community in an inspiring way—please tell us about it in the comments section below. Your local editor will keep an eye on the conversation and will be writing articles about all of the amazing people and stories you share.
We welcome all great stories coming from great people in the community.