Showing posts with label help. Show all posts
Showing posts with label help. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Help Around Town - web service to connect work and helpers

Have you tried this site/service?

"At we connect people who need help with neighbors seeking local, flexible work opportunities. Get paid or volunteer, get rated and  recommended, build your professional reputation as you earn money and help a local neighbor, business or non-profit. Free to post a job, get jobs and get custom job alerts tailored to your interests and location."

Link directly to the Franklin section:

Tip of hat to Ryan Jette for the link

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Have you considered helping the Neighbor Brigade?

Hi Friends,

In an effort to keep people informed of Franklin Neighbor Brigade, we are reaching out in all ways we can to keep people informed.  Franklin became a chapter brigade a couple of years ago and we love the work we do in our community. 
Franklin's neighbor brigade
Franklin's neighbor brigade
Our non-profit organization offers Free help to our Franklin neighbors experiencing sudden crises such as cancer treatment, illness, accident, or other tragedy.  Our volunteers provide critical support services such as home delivered meals, transportation to and from medical appointments, and home maintenance help. 
We utilize online management tools to alert our volunteer base of recipients’ needs and our volunteers sign up if and when they can help out.

We are looking to grow our database of Franklin resident volunteers during the summer in anticipation of a busy fall/winter season.  If you or anyone you know might be interested please check us out at 
Or, if you know of a recipient who might need our services please let us know.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Linda Gagnon and Cheryl Ferri, Co- Leaders
Neighbor Brigade Inc.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Neighbor Brigade: help is next door!

Hi All,

Many of you have already heard of the Franklin Chapter of Neighbor Brigade, some have not. I have the pleasure of volunteering for this group as a meal-deliverer, occasional driver and as the chapter leader.
Unfortunately for a couple families in town, we are very busy right now. Happily for us volunteers who enjoy connecting with this community when we can, we are full with appreciation and gratitude to help out.

Two of our current Franklin families are going through treatments from cancer ; another a family crisis; and a forth in the works who is coping with a new diagnosis of cancer and surgery challenges. Take a look below at the description of Neighbor Brigade and consider volunteering, with absolutely no pressure to give time, unless it fits into your schedule...

Franklin Neighbor Brigade – Help is next door. The Franklin chapter of Neighbor Brigade is actively recruiting volunteers! 
Neighbor Brigade establishes and mobilizes community-specific networks of volunteers that provide free and immediate support services to residents during times of temporary crisis – such as serious illness, major surgery, sudden accident or tragedy. Services include meal delivery, local rides, help with household duties, help with errands, and more. 
To learn about the Franklin network or find out how we can help you or someone you know, contact chapter leader Linda Gagnon 617-335-5452. Or go to:

 To join the Franklin chapter, you must be a resident and can sign up when you go to:

Neighbor Brigade's main site (all chapters in MA):

With gratitude,

Linda Gagnon, Franklin resident for 24 years

Neighbor Brigade Inc.

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Updated 11/8/13 4:30 PM with corrected text and links

Monday, April 8, 2013

Yes, there is a Neighbor Brigade in Franklin

Franklin Neighbor Brigade is a resourceful group of volunteers ready to help when immediate friends and family can’t do it all. We are ready to help families in times of crisis, such as illness, serious injury or tragic events. “Help is next door” is what we look to achieve in connecting with others to help during times of temporary crisis.

How do you reach out to the Neighbor Brigade?

You can contact
Linda Gagnon
Neighbor Brigade Inc.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Question: Who can help with blueberry bushes?

Hey Steve,

I recently found your site and as a long-time resident of Franklin, I love it! I have a quick question........ Do you know of any site (perhaps even yours) which connects people who need some work with homeowners like me who need help? I'm very able bodied but I have a few specialized tasks which I need help with (trimming blueberry bushes, etc) . I've tried Craigslist but I'd rather stay with someone local who needs some cash.

Wanted: Able bodied Franklinite who has experience in gardening (particularly Blueberry bushes) to teach/help me trim a patch of Blueberry bushes.  I will pay for your time.

Just tossing it out there.  I am community minded myself.  In fact, I am going to be at Dacey Field this Saturday helping dig fence post holes for the new Dog Park ( ).  Again, thanks for the reply and if it's not something you want to add on to your site, no problem!  I just figured that there are people in town who need help with things and people who have the time/talent who may be out of work or whatnot.  I've been on both sides of that equation.


Dave Wolfe


Saturday, April 3, 2010

If Franklin matters, you can help

I believe Franklin matters, hence the name for this site. I have written of how the site came to be and how it is my public service effort here.

I am realizing that as much as I can do, there is still more to be done and hence can use some help.
  • If you believe that Franklin, MA matters
  • If you have some skill in writing
  • If you have a willingness to learn some Web 2.0 tools
I would like to expand the writers on this site.
I would like to include those who have answered Yes to the questions above and would be willing to help.

In particular, there are Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and Design Review meetings that would be good to attend and report on. I have focused on the Town Council, School Committee, Finance Committee and Financial Planning Committee to "follow the money". These other areas are important to cover and I can not do it all. Nor would I attempt to.

So if you are reading this, you already maybe someone who can help.

If you'd like to explore what this would mean (and what help/training I would provide) please let me know.

You can comment or send me an email at

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

candidate orientation/parent meeting on Oct. 23

Posted Oct 13, 2008 @ 10:52 PM


After learning that organizers were canceling the Junior Miss program due to a lack of money, a local woman decided to rescue this year's competition.

"I have a 14-year-old daughter (Jordan) who can't wait to do Junior Miss ... in the year 2013," said Jill M. Bedoya, who took part in a competition here in 1988 and served on Junior Miss committees at both the town and state levels.

"I stepped forward to offer my services to run this year's program so there were no girls left without the opportunity to participate in and experience a Junior Miss program. Junior Miss has been a part of my family for many, many years. My father, Tom Mercer and my aunt, Raye Lynn Mercer, ran the Franklin program for about 10 years, prior to taking over the Massachusetts state program, which they both ran for years. I grew up with Junior Miss," Bedoya said.

She refused to let the 40-year-old program, open strictly to Franklin High School senior girls, cease.

Many people put the program together, she said, and they just needed a little support.

"I have lots of contacts and I'm trying to use my coordination abilities to give the Franklin committee some support," she said.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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