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.
Here are two examples. Recently, we reported that Treadwell's Ice Cream owner Tom Gould was receiving this year's Harry Ankeles Award for his years of charitable service to the community and we also shined the spotlight on Peabody teen Angela Romano on her efforts to help out her peers in need.
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.