It doesn’t take much to be a good neighbor.

September 21, 2021
Gregory Paul Silber
September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day. That’s huge for us here at Howl. Good neighbors are the backbone of the Howl app, and we’re committed to empowering communities with the tools to help them be helpful, friendly neighbors. 

September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day. That’s huge for us here at Howl. Good neighbors are the backbone of the Howl app, and we’re committed to empowering communities with the tools to help them be helpful, friendly neighbors. 

That could mean jumping to help when a neighbor has an emergency, showing up to support their garage sale, or even just complimenting their new car. Some friendly banter and a warm smile can go a long way.

Being part of a community means more than simply living somewhere. It’s about what you contribute. Who are you helping? How are your actions making your community better for your family and neighbors?

It doesn’t take a lot of money or time to be a good neighbor. Don’t get us wrong, big gestures or generous donations go a long way for communities that need them. But you can also be a good neighbor just by driving extra carefully around streets where children like to play, or giving someone a heads up when you notice their keys sticking out of the front door.

One of our goals here at Howl is to empower our users to be good neighbors. If you see something in your community that you think your neighbors ought to know, you can use Howl to quickly and efficiently give them a heads up. We also ask that you show respect while talking to your neighbors on Howl or in person. Being a supportive member of your community means showing kindness to your neighbors, even in the smallest ways.

Taking advantage of the upvote/downvote system goes a long way too. Anytime you see a helpful post, one that’s relevant, local, and urgent, please take a second to give it an upvote to ensure that more of your neighbors can see it. And in the event that you see unhelpful posts, such as those containing spam, politics, or trolls, please downvote them to reduce their visibility to your neighbors.

On National Good Neighbor Day, and every day, we thank all our Howl Neighbors for doing their part to make their communities friendly, healthy, and helpful.