Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum

Economic hardship revealed

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by No comments yet

A Front Porch Forum member in Richmond asked his neighbors if anyone was in need of his used minivan…

Thanks to all who responded. New Inquiries will not be considered. Between freecycle… and… Front Porch Forum, about ten people wrote to encourage me to donate to Good News Garage, which I had considered and chosen not to do, and about 15 folks or families have expressed interest in taking the van. In the way of need, several stories were redolent of hardship, and I do not wish to add more empathy strain than I now have. Several people wrote with thanks for making the offer, and one wrote to thank me, without wanting to receive it. Some stories were wrenching, and overall this is an interesting momentary adventure.

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