All of us need to be a part of our local community, weather its donating our time to a church, school, fire dept or whatever. When you get involved in these activities you take ownership and pride in your communities. So next time someone asks you to help an organization or the local school, even if you only have a little time to give its better than not at all.
Wanted to add something more on volunteering in the community, being a volunteer firefighter and a member of our local Search & Rescue Team, we have been able to get some of our local neighborhood crime watch members to take the C.E.R.T. ( Community Emergency Response Team) training and to help us in search functions. These is one way community involvement can include your neighbors and even young adults so give it some thought.