The residents of the Berkshire neighborhood have taken the term neighborly to a whole new level.
It all started when a mom and her daughters decided to chalk colorful motivational messages on walking paths. The encouraging phrases – “We’re all in this together, but separate.” and “You are awesome.”– inspired many others in the community to find new ways to collectively lift the spirits of their neighbors.
Soon, other Berkshire neighbors were launching their own campaigns of support. Care packages began appearing on front porches loaded with toilet paper or filled with toys and activities for kids who miss their friends. Neighbors have offered to shop for the elderly or at-risk, while others purchased supplies and made masks for those required to go out.
Neighbors also found ways to stay entertained while practicing social distancing. From shamrock hunts to bear hunts, a variety of scavenger-like activities were planned for kids of all ages. Families could be seen walking or riding through the neighborhood trying to spot hidden objects in windows.
The Berkshire neighbors even came up with a puzzle exchange, and those with a sense of humor placed “It-style” red balloons near drains complete with a roll of toilet paper tied to the end.
Since so many new neighborhood memories are being made, resident photographers offered their services for free porch sessions to photograph families in their new normal.
The Berkshire neighbors have also made sure to place special focus on the essential workers living in their community. The chalked sidewalks have been updated with the names of neighbors working to keep the city functioning and residents cared for. Trash carts were decorated with thank-you notes to show appreciation to solid waste workers.
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