Change doesn’t always have to happen in your community through big, dramatic projects. Sometimes positive change can happen one neighbor at a time.
No one knows that better than Audrey Leonard, our top-notch P/O/N Administrative Assistant.
In Audrey’s neighborhood, there are many elderly people living on fixed incomes who also struggle with medical issues. Due to medical and financial challenges, some are unable to complete everyday tasks like grocery shopping, laundry, and yard work.
This is where Audrey steps in. She often volunteers to help her neighbors with these everyday activities, including snow removal in the winter and lawn mowing in the summer. She has even been called upon to help change bandages.
The photo slideshow below showcases Audrey’s neighbors, John and Carol. John is diabetic and has a bad heart, but cannot have surgery. A few weeks ago, Carol fell and hurt her arm and hip, which has further complicated the couple’s ability to manage their everyday living needs.
When Audrey saw that John and Carol’s untended yard needed attention, she stopped by and volunteered to help out. She mowed and raked the lawn and trimmed the shrubs. John and Carol were grateful for the help.
By assisting John and Carol with these simple everyday tasks, Audrey also got to know her neighbors a little better, and helped improve their shared community.
How well do you know your neighbors?