Good Neighbor | Truro was created by several of Truro’s full and part-time residents in April 2020 to bring the help to those who were most vulnerable in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Within weeks of the call for volunteers, nearly 65 residents came to the aid of their neighbors.
GNT has provided help in getting food and other market needs, pharma, mail, Food Pantry deliveries, and many one-of-a kind requests, even installing A/Cs in the homes of our most elderly when the summer heat became unbearable. Together, GNT volunteers have answered hundreds of requests for assistance. Many requests came through the Truro COA while others came through referral and direct request. We even deliver from the Truro Farmer’s Market to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors get the best of Truro’s healthiest farm-to-table fare and that our farmers and other food providers stay in business.
We have also received some lovely acknowledgements, for example from Denise S who wrote:
I would like to thank [GNT] for picking up our mail for many many months. [This] kindness and care will stay with us forever. I also want to thank the Good Neighbor for everything you have done for us. ….Just want you all to know how appreciative we are for all your help!”
This is a tribute to the generosity of Truro’s neighbors and the kindness of strangers. May we remember this when need for help arises again. This truly brought us together as a community.
GNT continues to be available to assist our neighbors. But as Regan McCarthy , one of the founders of Good Neighbor | Truro said “It will be a good day when no one needs a Good Neighbor | Truro and we can all go out, get the things we want and need, without any concern for health and safety.”
If you need assistance or know of anyone who does in order to stay safe an healthy in the COVID-19 pandemic, please return to the home page and look for the “Good Neighbor” menu on the top right. Posts here give information on how to make requests as well.