This week in Ohio, three girls who had been missing for ten years were finally found. In the time following their abductions, their community conducted searches to help find them and it has been reported that one of the abductors even took part in search efforts. These women were found only a few miles from where they went missing and this may be inspiration to try and get to know your neighbors, not just for social benefits but for safety reasons too.
If the family pet runs away, wouldn’t it be better to know neighbors all around who could help keep an eye out too? Or what if you end up with too much mulch? What better way to deal with the excess then by giving it to a neighbor who would really appreciate it?
In a more tight-knit community, the likelihood of suspicious behavior getting reported increases ten fold. Communities where all neighbors know each other to some degree might have a better way to spot suspicious or dangerous activity as it arises.
What does your neighborhood do to keep everyone connected? Let us know!