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Tell Us: How Do You Give Back to Port Washington

There are many ways to benefit our community.

A new study rates , measuring how generous residents are with their paychecks.

But there are other ways to give, including volunteering. While worthy nonprofits need cash, sweat equity – helping at a food bank, tutoring or offering services at the local school’s parent-teacher association – go a long a way toward bettering Port Washington. Or maybe you give in another way – donating blood whenever you can, or via the .

Which has us wondering: how do you give back to your community?

Robert J. Pape, Jr. August 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adina Genn (Editor) August 21, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Well said, Bob!
Dave Franklin August 22, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Every way I can. I volunteer my time, talents, cash if I have it. I love this community and do whatever I can whenever I can. We're all in this together, and we all need to do a better job of looking out for each other. That's what life is all about.
BRIAN WATERSON August 22, 2012 at 08:47 AM
Be one of Ports Bravest! Become a VOLUNTEER Firefighter or EMT! No experience needed. We will train you. if you are interested, file an online request for mor info form at www.pwfd.com!
Robert J. Pape, Jr. August 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Dave: You are a splendid example of giving back to the community. Thank you for all that you do and the wonderful attitude you have while doing it.
Ann W. Latner August 22, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I'm a volunteer ESL tutor at the library. It's very rewarding and I've met wonderful people this way. I'm also on the board of trustees of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society -- which maintains the historic Sands-Willets house on Port Blvd, and the Dodge house on Mill Pond, and runs programs about history for schoolkids. There are SO many ways to get involved with things in town... I highly recommend volunteering.
Dave Franklin August 22, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Bob, you have the same caring and charitable attitude. You and have done several events together, and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Cynthia Litman September 27, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I have so much love for this community and it pours through in many ways, from being there for my friends, to working with moms during my MomShops to de-stress, to really taking the time to get to know our neighbors, local business owners and organizations, shopping and dining local, attending local events and supporting our friends and neighbors, to actively volunteering at my children's schools and staying very aware of what's happening around us, within us and appreciating every little improvement made in the town, recognizing just how beautiful our oasis by the water is, discovering the plethora of resources available and sharing with others, and knowing just how special it is to be part of this community. Our home is more than our houses, it is our community!! :)

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