The NECN Help Your Neighbor Blog: email your offers to

To offer your help:
May 18, 2006, 7:34 am
Filed under: Discount Help, Free Help, Getting Help, Requests for help, Uncategorized

If you want to post a generous offer to help your fellow New Englanders who have been affected by the flood, just email us at Please Note: Send in "Discount Offers" only if they are substantially discounted and very generous. We realize people need to cover costs, but we reserve the right to refrain from publishing certain offers we feel may be too commercial. We hope you will understand. ALSO NOTE: Some of you may get a "Mail Not Delivered" notice. Ignore that. We're getting the messages, it's just that our system is very busy. Trust us – we get every message.


FAQ: “Why isn’t my offer posted here?”
May 17, 2006, 6:17 pm
Filed under: Discount Help, Free Help, Getting Help, Requests for help, Uncategorized

We have been getting many inquiries about why some of your offers have not been posted. The answer is usually because we're just trying to keep up with the many offers that keep coming in. Sometimes we miss one. Another answer: offers of "discounted services" need to be more specific. We want real generosity here, not just a sale. Tell us you're offering a service at or near cost, and compare it with your usual price for the best chance at getting posted.

Volunteers Offered: South Lancaster Academy, Mass.
May 17, 2006, 9:09 am
Filed under: Free Help, Getting Help, Requests for help

My name is Jeff Marshall. I'm the Chaplain at South Lancaster Academy. I'm wondering if there is any need for about 30 young people to help out with flood victims on May 23. We would leave Lancaster at around 8:15 and need to be back by 3. Contact me at

Request for help: Cleaning up Short Sands Beach in York, Maine
May 17, 2006, 8:23 am
Filed under: Requests for help

From the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce website: The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce is asking everyone who would like to assist to come to Short Sands Beach in York today,(5/17/06) at 11:30am with trash cans, brooms, wheelbarrels, and shovels to help us clean-up the debris in the streets and on the beach, as well as assist merchants with whatever else they may need. The goal is to get as many businesses up and running as we can for this coming weekend.