A new community-based effort has sprung up in Highgate to help residents gain access to basic necessities, for example people who struggle with addiction, or who were recently homeless and need furnishings for a new apartment. The group, Helping Others, was started on Facebook by Crystal Hemingway and has grown to thousands of members. The site facilitates swaps and drop-offs.
At ACCT, we strive to support resident-based efforts to build bonds with their neighbors. Sometimes these efforts are successful and run for years, while others peter out. It's great to catch an example of a bottom-up effort that has taken off, and might spark some ideas for resident engagement in our own neck of the woods.
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