What do you think constitutes a good neighbor? Is it willingness to share a cup of sugar, or lend a ladder when a neighbor calls?
For one neighbor in the Colonial Place neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia, it’s that and so much more. Clyde Wolfe-Borders, this month’s Nextdoor Good Neighbor Award winner, has dedicated all of his free time to improving his community and the lives of everyone who lives there.
Through his work, Clyde has completely transformed his neighborhood. According to his husband, Joseph, Clyde has gone above and beyond for Colonial Place.
“Where should I begin?” Joseph laughed. “It started with Halloween, when Clyde began planning terrifying and fun haunted house. Ours neighbors talked about it all year long, so of course it’s now become a tradition. He volunteers on our Civic League and works hard behind the scenes to improve the neighborhood. This past year, he volunteered as our neighborhood’s Garden Leader, organizing activities for both kids and adults at our community garden.”
Most neighbors might be exhausted at that point, but for Clyde, he was just getting started. He is actively involved in the greater Hampton Roads Pride celebration and planned this year’s annual PrideFest parade.
“And if that’s not enough,” Joseph said. “He’s recently completed Norfolk’s fostering program to foster local children in need and help put them on the right path toward adulthood. Clyde inspires me every day – he does all of this with a demanding day job!”
Congratulations, Clyde, and well done!
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