The good work of government and community requires many hands as well as patience, time and tolerance. It is natural that diversity of interests and points of view should solve diverse problems. For example, citizens who use wheelchairs advocate curb cutbacks and building access. As we grow older, we come to appreciate the ramps and elevators. Neighborhood watch groups help keep our homes safe. Volunteers pick up trash on roadways and from streambeds. Some help maintain nature trails and bike paths. These tasks and good works are too numerous to mention. Not all of us share the individual commitment to serve, but we benefit collectively as a community.
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