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Neighborhood rallies around family facing deployment

Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 by No comments yet

Under the heading “Babysitter Needed – Urgent” this moving message circulated through the Village Green Neighborhood Forum a couple days ago…

I never know how neighbors will respond to various messages, especially postings that go out over a lovely summer weekend when people spend less time online. But now I see this follow up…

Two nights ago I posted a desperate request for a baby sitter, as my husband is deploying to Iraq, and our originally scheduled sitter had canceled. I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and help that was offered. We were able to find a sitter, and enjoyed a nice night together before he leaves.

The generosity and kindness of this community has helped reaffirm our decision to move to Vermont, and we feel lucky and grateful to be in such a great neighborhood. Thanks everyone!

I needn’t have worried! Not only was a sitter found, but the family was swamped with support from the neighbors, many I’d guess who didn’t know about the imminent deployment previously. That’s neighborhood and Front Porch Forum at their best.

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