5 Ways to Be a Neighbor and Pay It Forward | Kim Rohloff

5 Ways to Be a Neighbor and Pay It Forward

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Different ways we are paying it forward and being a neighbor.



Do you remember The Golden Rule, to love your neighbor as yourself? As the uncertainty of physical distancing continues amid COVID-19, now more than ever people are in need of a neighbor.


At RealtySouth, we believe in giving back to our community because it is the right thing to do. We have a few ideas of how you can continue to serve your communities in which you live and work. 

  1. Donate Blood: As a result of COVID-19, the blood bank shortage has become inevitable due to blood drive cancelations and lack of donations. Now is the time to find a local blood drive to assist our neighbors in need. A few blood banks in Alabama are: LifeSouth and American Red Cross of Alabama. LifeSouth’s blood donation locations in Alabama include but are not limited to: Shoals,Birmingham, Cullman and Huntsville. American Red Cross of Alabama blood donation locations in Alabama include but are not limited to: Shoals, Birmingham, Clanton, Jasper, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. Consider helping your neighbors in need.

  1. Love Letters: Sit down as a family and draw illustrations or write kind words of support to those who are in need of encouragement. Take the time to personalize each message. When finished, address the letters to your neighbors, first responders, physicians, family members, friends, teachers, colleges or someone in need of a smile. It’s the random acts of kindness that can make all the difference to show someone you care. Think about slipping a gift card inside the letter to help support our local businesses. The best part of this gift is it doesn’t take much time or cost to make someone’s day. 

  1. Mow Your Neighbor’s Yard: Do you know of a neighbor who can’t easily get around the yard or home? Take this time to call them and offer a free service to mow their yard. As a new season begins, mowing a neighbor’s yard can make all the difference in providing them peace of mind when looking out on a beautiful day. Remember, it doesn’t cost anything but time to pay it forward and be a neighbor. 

  1.  Donate to Meals on Wheels: Provide the gift of a hot meal to senior members of our community through United Way’s Meals on Wheelsservice. The hot meals are delivered Monday through Friday. Your donation is tax-deductible and will be delivered by volunteers to neighbors in need. There are other ways to continue to give back all it takes is action.

  1. Grocery Delivery: In Alabama there are several options when looking to help a neighbor in your community. Shiptis one of several companies that provides a grocery delivery service and other delivery needs. Give a monthly or annual subscription to those who are not able to leave their homes to shop for basic necessities. Walmart Grocery is another provider near you. Take this time to lend a helping hand. 

When we all do our part, we make the difference. It’s by choosing to act that we might inspire others to do the same. At RealtySouth, we prioritize our neighbors. We ask that you never lose sight of taking action in making someone else smile. Join us in our continued effort in helping our neighbors during this time. 









About RealtySouth

RealtySouth is a full-service brokerage firm of HomeServices of America Inc., and a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, RealtySouth serves the entire state and has been a member of the community since 1955. To better serve our community and provide a smooth and successful real estate transaction, our company offers a comprehensive package of real estate services. Our services include relocation through our Relocation Services Department, mortgages through Prosperity Home Mortgage, title search through TitleSouth, insurance needs via InsuranceSouth, Title Closing Centers,  warranty services and of course connecting you with the real estate agent to introduce you to the home of your dreams. View homes for sale and contact us today to get started!



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