As humans, while seeking our personal growth and development, it is important that we also seek the same to help our community.
Helping your community makes it a better place to live for you, your family and neighbors. It also makes you happier and gives you a sense of purpose.
When you help your community, you also enjoy benefits such as peace, good health, progress, and development.
Luckily, there are so many ways to help your community.
You can begin by doing the following:
Start volunteering to help your community
You can help your community by volunteering your time, skill and energy to a cause. There are so many organizations in need of volunteers.
You can volunteer for an environmental sanitation, to help out at a senior’s home, a food bank, dog shelter or even a youth group.
Take out an hour or more from your weekend and help out in your community.
Volunteering might not come with a payment, but it definitely will make you feel great!
Buy goods from local vendors
Buying products and hiring services from locals in your community is a way of investing in the community.
It boosts your community’s economy and provides income for local traders. Patronizing local vendors can also help create job opportunities for people in the community.
A local vendor who gets lots of customers and makes lots of sales can hire others in the community to assist them in their stores.
By purchasing from local vendors you help boost the community and create job opportunities.
Donate your blood
Donating blood is one great way to help your community. A blood donation can save one or more lives in your community.
All you need to do is eat healthy food with fruits and vegetables to keep your blood rich and healthy.
You can also enjoy a cookie and a juice box after donating. Donate your blood once a month to make a difference in a person’s life.
Save a life today!
Participate in environmental cleanups
There are so many benefits of living a clean community. A clean environment helps prevent germs, bacteria, and odors.
It also improves the aesthetics of the environment. Participate in monthly cleanups to keep your community tidy.
If there are no organized cleanups, you can step up and plan one! Invite your neighbors and their neighbors to participate and explain the importance to them.
All you need for a successful cleanup are garbage bags, rubber gloves, and recycling bags.
You can also help keep your community clean by properly disposing of refuse and recycling.
Save water and energy
Wasting water and energy can strain your community’s resources.
When you conserve your community’s resources, you invest in the long term health of the community.
To conserve water and energy, limit your use of water and turn off any electrical appliance that is not in use.
Practicing these five tips listed above can benefit your community in so many ways. Share them today and watch your community thrive for many years to come!
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