A woman living in Burlington’s new North End was recently widowed. It was summer, but she was already concerned about what would happen in winter, when she’d need help shoveling her driveway.
She turned to her neighbors, letting them know her husband had just passed away and she was hoping for some assistance with a lot of the work he used to do.
She left town for a while to make funeral arrangements and when she returned, she found not only that many people had offered to help with snow removal come winter, but that her summer yard chores had been taken care of while she was gone.
No one took credit for the work, but the woman does know that she has the Front Porch Forum to thank for getting the word out.
Front Porch Forum is the brain-child of Michael Wood Lewis. He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about the organization.