Scary moments are sometimes the moment when pet owners, discover the ultimate value of their neighborhood FPF.
“Both Zeke and Trip have been found and are safe. Thank you to everyone who has worried, searched, and sent good thoughts into the universe. This is a wonderfully happy ending. And a HUGE shout out to Front Porch Forum. The speed with which you post appeals for help in locating missing pets is astonishing…and heart-warming. Thank you!”
• Lynn in Stowe
“Last night I was warmed by the first two of eleven postings. The first: a plea to area residents for help finding a newly rescued Alaskan Malamute mix that had broken away from his master. And the second post? “Found – Young, Friendly, Collar-Less Malmut or Husky”. What magic! I went to bed envisioning a very happy reunion.”
• Linda in South Burlington
Your neighbors can be one of your best support system in times of need. Turn to your FPF and post for help.
“It is my privilege to advise fruit tree owners in the time honored ability to further their orchards’ health and fertility. Thanks to FPF for bringing my neighbors insights to my attention and giving me a chance to advertise my own expertise. Please contribute to this our medium by giving to https://frontporchforum.com/supporting-members.”
• Padma in Middlesex
Thanks Padma! Glad to see you making the most of Front Porch Forum.
“Shoveling for a Cause”, picked up by the Burlington Free Press and in turn by the Weather Channel, began with a FPF neighbor wanting to make a difference.
“I had the Opportunity to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s at both a local and national platform. It took the Orchard Neighborhood to make that happen. Just wanted to say thank you to all involved.. Check out one of two interviews”
• Louis in South Burlington
“Thanks to lots of support throughout our community, well over 100 people attended the “No Strings Marionettes” puppet show in Hyde Park! The Hyde Park Community Circle (HPCC) received support from lots of individuals, businesses and organizations (including Front Porch Forum). It takes a village to build community, and Hyde Parkers really came through!”
• Judy in Hyde Park
Are you using FPF to help promote and build a neighborhood event?
“Our car got stuck in the middle of the road right at the intersection. Thanks to the kind Good Samaritan who took his time to guide and help us out, we were able to get home safely.”
• Ligia in Essex
“My car slipped off the road last night and every single car that passed stopped to ask if I was alright. You do not see that degree of kindness everywhere. I feel really lucky to live here and have such thoughtful neighbors.” • Meredith in Moretown
We love hearing the stories of the good people out there from our FPF neighbors . Have you experienced an act of kindness recently in your town? Let your neighbors know.
Front Porch Forum newsletters saw an abundance of offers to help those in need during Vermont’s Winter Storm Stella. Here are a few reflective of our members’ gracious community spirit!
“What an amazing community! I posted in the last issue, looking for help shoveling out because I’m disabled and can’t do it. Less than an hour after that FPF edition was sent out, I had TEN offers from folks wanting to help! I am so grateful and happy to live in an amazing community like this. Thank you!!” • Cara in Winooski
“Thanks for working together to dig each others’ cars out of the snow. It’s fun to shovel together! It allowed those of us without driveways to park in safety. Thanks for being good neighbors!” • Mindy in Burlington
“Two able bodies in town looking to help folks that need help getting shoveled out after the big storm.” • Dave & Eli in Charlotte
“I’m not a snow removal expert, nor equipped with a snowblower or plow, but if you’re in need of having your walkway or decks shoveled, I have a strong back and shovel and I’m available. Not looking to make money, just meet some neighbors in need.” • Adam in New Haven
“Thank you to the Snowblower Angel who was walking with their snowblower Tuesday night assisting their neighbors. I was out shoveling for the third time and your help was greatly appreciated.” • Carmen in Burlington
“From a security camera I just saw someone shoveling out our front sidewalk and deck/steps, which were buried under 26″ plus of snow. That person was our good neighbor who didn’t want my wife to shovel as I just got out of the hospital and can’t shovel.” • Sam in Burlington
“Thanks to 6 teens who came to our assistance with snow shoveling at our home. They were eager, very polite, and dug right in. When offered payment, they refused. When offered pizza, they refused. Our hearts are full of thanks for these young men.” • Bob in Bristol