While crime reports on FPF may not result in finding stolen items, neighbors can be counted on to help!
“I wanted to thank our community for the support we received after my son’s bike was stolen last week. We received three offers of new bikes for him (one of which he is happily riding around on) and lots of messages of support. The original bike has yet to be seen, but maybe one day it will turn up.” • Jaime in Montpelier
Original post: “We woke up this morning to find my autistic seven year old’s bike stolen off our porch. If you’ve taken it, PLEASE bring it back. It’s worth almost nothing, but he is very attached to it. As a back up, if anyone has a 20 inch kids bike with training wheels lying around, we’d like a replacement as soon as possible. He’s going to be very upset when he realizes it’s gone.”
Use Front Porch Forum as a neighborhood watch in your town.
Ask your neighbors on Front Porch Forum!
In response to the following post: “Seeking person to mow lawn. Approx 2 hrs a week starting immediately.”
A solution was found the following day: “My first time posting on FPF. I was amazed at the responses. What a great resource. My lawn is all set. Thank you everyone.” • Pat in Waterbury
“We were overwhelmed by qualified people who were interested in cutting down our trees for reasonable prices. Thanks to everyone who replied to our request.” • Terry in Ferrisburgh
“Thanks to Front Porch Forum, I found a wonderful gardening helper!” • Sarah in Shelburne
And you may even find help when you’re not even looking for it!
“Yesterday evening I started cutting the grass in our backyard and got about half-way through before heading out with two of my kids on bike for dinner. When we returned an hour later, we noticed that the entire backyard was now cut. We were the recipients of a random act of kindness. Thank you, anonymous helper, for finishing the job in our backyard! We will pay it forward.” • Michael and family in Burlington
Across the state, neighbors are finding their “foodie” posts on Front Porch Forum have a great response.
“Edible Brattleboro’s “Share the Harvest” stand – Pick up fresh produce at NO charge or drop off surplus from your garden to share or exchange.” • Marilyn in Brattleboro
“It’s really nice to know that lots of people do read and pay attention to the postings on FPF and don’t hesitate to reach out when someone needs something. Thank you all so much for passing along the egg cartons.” • Linda, Waterbury Area Food Shelf
“Wow thanks to FPF we sold out of berries and muffins an hour after posting!” • Elizabeth in Stowe
Have some farm news to share? Post about it on FPF!
It seems a fair amount of our FPF neighbors are losing jewelry. Just as fortunate, their items are being found!
“Thanks to Front Porch Forum and the person who found it, my sister is gratefully reunited with the bracelet she lost at the Moscow parade.” • Suzanne in Stowe
“I lost a necklace on the way up to, or on top of, the Ledges Trail the night of July 3. It has a reddish/orange short strand of beads with an etched silver metal centerpiece. If found, please call.” • Marianne in Bristol
“I found a berated necklace hiking down from Bristol ledges tonight. Be in touch if you know who it belongs to.” • Joe in Bristol
“My necklace was found and is now back in my possession! I am feeling very grateful to Nancy for finding it, for Front Porch Forum which gave us the means to communicate with each other (although we live in the same neighborhood, I’m not sure we ever would have connected), and to everyone who replied to my post! I am thankful that we live in such a great community!” • Betsy in Williston
“If you lost your bracelet on the college green get in touch. Found by the volleyball net.” • Kim in Montpelier
Valuable connections are made on Front Porch Forum daily.
“I would just like to give another shout-out to FPF. This is such a great place to get stuff done. In the last two weeks, I sold my car, got a free tv, gave away our old BBQ, and found a beautiful baby swing. We’ve also met some very nice people. Thank you!”
• Gretchen in Warren
“FPF is one of my favorite ways to stay connected with my community. FPF gives all of us a wonderful way to relate to each other and there is no charge to use it.” • Sandy in Burlington
Looking to get stuff done? Try your neighborhood FPF!