Thanks to our caring neighbors

Published 9:20 pm Thursday, January 30, 2014

To the editor:

I would like to thank my caring neighbors and friends in North Suffolk, like Dr. Chris of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Nino and his wife Doreen, Margaret and her husband, and Travis, who all braved the bitter cold and snow to help us clear our snow-covered driveway on Wednesday, after Tuesday night’s storm brought us about eight inches of snow.

Without our knowledge, our neighbors came, unexpectedly and with their own snow shovels and other equipment, to our aid when my wife and sister-in-law were about to start plowing snow in our front yard.


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As a retired U.S. Navy veteran suffering from years of debilitating chronic lower back pain, I couldn’t help them do the work. But my neighbors pitched in to help, and then they moved to another neighbor’s house in the cul-de-sac and cleared that driveway, too.

What a noble act and gesture of kindness and caring. Thank God for our family, friends and neighbors.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our neighbors for their caring, can-do attitude.

Their caring spirit is a manifestation that we, as a nation, can always do something to help our neighbors.

Extending a helping hand to our neighbors is something that goes beyond logic and instead represents the best of Christian and American traditions. We are a nation of caring, loving people. In times of good and bad, we are always ready to serve and assist and to celebrate our greatness as one human family.

Again, from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely thank our good, caring neighbors. May God bless us and our families always.

Chris Quilpa