A community reputation

Published 8:03 pm Friday, November 13, 2020

Everyone is a part of a community — you are a member of a community by default, when you set up residence. The reputation of the community is built by the actions or inactions of those who live there.

In Suffolk we are fortunate to be a part of a community where people really care about each other, where a neighbor reaches out to a neighbor in a time of need. Suffolk is a community that is proactive in it’s giving and is always ready and willing to step up and lend a helping hand.

The list of organizations that contribute to the reputation of our community is extensive. In our community we have organizations such as the United Way, Habitat for Humanity of Southampton Roads, Central Virginia Health Services, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Suffolk Family YMCA, Western Tidewater Free Clinic, Main Street Physicians, Rotary Club of Suffolk, Suffolk Lions Club, Suffolk Jaycees, Suffolk Meals on Wheels, Sully’s Run Equine Services LLC, multiple food pantries, church groups, schools and the list goes on and on. Supporting these organization is a fleet volunteers who spend their time and resources to help their neighbors.


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For the most part nothing is expected in return, no praise is needed, just knowing a job well done is enough. As is the usual case in the Suffolk community giving and helping is a way of life which is done with goodwill and in the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors.

We commend the many fine organizations and volunteers who contribute to Suffolk’s reputation. Ours is a community that does more than talk about helping their neighbors, ours is a community that put’s those words into action.

Neighbors helping neighbors, it’s the way it should be and what makes Suffolk a great community to be a part of.