...at our real estate office. So many good things have happened for us and Thanksgiving is a time not just to reflect on those blessings, but to find ways to give back to those who may not have had such a wonderful year.
There are many non profit organizations in need of help this time of year, but we thought that it would be good just to list a few in case you have a few extra hours to serve or maybe a few extra bucks to give.
The Martin Luther King Community Center has a number of needs for volunteers to help with Thanksgiving meal baskets for 255 families (up from 220 families in 2014!). Did you know that 1 in 5 Rhode Islanders is food insecure? That's 1 in 5 of the kids in your classroom, 1 in 5 of the health
Earlier this year Rhode Island's Congress amended the Rhode Island Cesspool Act of 2007 to help clean up Narragansett Bay and protect our drinking water. The new changes go into effect January 1st 2016.
Amended? What was the Cesspool Act originally?
For the past few years only homes within 200 feet of the water or watershed areas were required to meet Phase Out inspection criteria including acceptable water flow and a passing grade on mandatory annual inspections. If a property was sold in these areas, the new buyer was given a timeline to replace the system.
The original act was intended to make the process and expense more manageable for homeowners, while improving Rhode Island's water quality.