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Meet Boston’s ‘Professional Neighbor’

Brookline residents shoveling their way out to the street: (Dina Rosendorff/WBUR)

Brookline residents shoveling their way out to the street. (Dina Rosendorff/WBUR)

There’s a positive side to big storms like the one that hit the region over the weekend: it’s often said that events like this can bring out the best in people — by prompting us to reach out and help one another — which is the idea behind ‘Neighbors for Neighbors.org‘. It’s a website that encourages people “to do stuff with and for your neighbors.”

This weekend, the grouop organized volunteer shovel crews around Boston to help elderly residents and others who might have had trouble wielding a shovel.


Joseph Porcelli, founder of Neighbors for Neighbors.org.

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  • http://twitter.com/josephporcelli Joseph Porcelli

    Thanks so much for doing a story about our SnowCrew operation. It will help us reach and serve many more people! Thanks WBUR!

  • http://twitter.com/benberkowitz Ben Berkowitz

    woot woot Joseph. You pushed SeeClickFix to the limits this weekend.

  • http://twitter.com/josephporcelli Joseph Porcelli

    While I do spend my free time being a “Professional Neighbor” and voluntarily running NeighborsForNeighbors.org, I have not lived in Boston since September of 2011. 

    I moved to DC as my job as Director of Engagement Services for GovDelivery required me to be in DC full time. NeighborsForNeighbors.org pretty much runs itself and is supported by Lisa Vass a volunteer Moderator. 

    When a need arises, and if I can, I do.

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