Good Neighbor Policies

by Bob Hughes on August 26, 2016

Bob Hughes · Small Actions · August 26, 2016

Pendulum in action, small actions, good neighborAs more incidents of hate and intolerance surface around the country in today’s charged atmosphere of us-against-them, it’s good to know that some people are still looking out for their neighbors.

While the Phillips family, of Tenino, Washington, was vacationing, their car and home were marked by horrible racist graffiti. The family’s neighbors, not wanting them to return home to such a disgusting display of hatred, took it upon themselves to clear the house and car of the hateful slogans.

Even those who weren’t acquainted with the family wanted to help. As one of the locals says, in the video below from WSB TV Atlanta, “Frankly it doesn’t matter if I didn’t know them. It was a wrong thing and it needed to be right.”

One of the neighbors posted on Facebook about what had happened to her neighbors, and the next day about 50 people showed up to paint the house and clean the car, even replacing several parts that were damaged by the graffiti.

Take a look at the video here:

“It’s too cruddy of a world to have this kind of stuff happen in your own community and not do something about it,” said Mike Vanderhoof, who works for a local fire department in the area.

Small actions such as these can have a huge impact on the life of a community, and help to stop the spread of racial intolerance.


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