Stories and insights about increasing connection, safety, and resilience in neighborhoods

Welcome Friends!

My experience has shown me that our neighborhoods are strongest, and we are happiest when we are connected, in communication, and in service to each other.

Here on, I share stories and insights about inspiring and empowering neighbors and the organizations to work together to increase connection, safety, and resilience in neighborhoods.

For work, I am the Northeast Senior City Strategist at In my free time, I voluntarily lead outreach and organizing for

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Winter storm Jonas preparedness checklist

The Capital Weather Gang is saying that the DC area could see between 16 and 30 inches of snow from winter storm Jonas starting around 3 pm today through Saturday Night. In fact, there is a winter storm warning for the DC area, which means life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. People [...]

Man Drives 500 Miles on #Snowcrewsade to Shovel 4 People He’s Never Met

Contact: Joseph Porcelli, Founder and Volunteer Organizer 857-222-4420 – @JosephPorcelli Founder Seeks to Inspire People to Shovel Out Neighbors in Need Hamilton NJ: 2/16/2014: Yesterday, Joseph Porcelli of Washington DC, drove 250 miles on a #Snowcrewsade to shovel out neighbors in need who requested shoveling assistance through the website  Joseph made two stops yesterday, one [...]