I was out walking my dog before the snow hit today, and ran into a group of 8 members from Mars Hill Church who were out volunteering their weekend time to help out a neighbor and spruce up a part of 22nd Avenue in the process. In a short time they had filled an entire pickup truck with leaves they had raked up from a CD resident’s yard.
Ian Shafer, one of the leaders of the effort, said that this is the 3rd time they’ve gotten together to help out this year. The volunteers have a simple process for deciding where to spend their time: they just keep their eyes out for people and properties that could use a helping hand.
In spite of the various issues we have from time to time in the neighborhood, it’s really cool to get a reminder of how many helpful and generous people we have around us.