Neighbors Helping Neighbors
What would it be like to live in a community where you knew your neighbors (even if they lived miles away) and could count on them to be there for you when times were tough?
In today’s world, this is often missing for many communities. Houses are often far apart, and busy lives make it difficult for people to get to know those who live nearby.
The Highland Community in Medina County, Ohio has come up with a solution to this problem. It is called the Highland Community Support Network (HCSN) which uses technology to bring the needs of the community to the people who can help.
How does HCSN work?
Members are connected via a Facebook Group (Highland Community Support Network – Medina Ohio) and through a platform called Sign Up Genius where you can sign up to help when there is a need. Donations are also gratefully accepted. The Coordinator or designated members will arrange a collection point and deliver the donations or arrange for services to be performed.
How can HCSN help?
- School supplies
- Hot meals
- Adopt a Family (meal and gifts for the holidays)
- Assistance during a crisis such as fire, loss of a loved one, prolonged illness, or job loss
- Transportation assistance
- Referrals for free or reduced services available in the county
Sign Up to Help
Use the contact form below to get connected. You can also join our free group on Facebook (see the link in the sidebar). After you have signed up for the group, you will receive an invitation to Signup Genius where you will be able to see the current needs.