December is a month of holidays, but it is also “Hi Neighbor” Month.
“Hi Neighbor” Month comes from the idea of being prepared for an emergency. According to the CDC, social contacts are an important part of dealing with emergencies. FEMA found that 46% of people relied on neighbors after a disaster.
But we don’t want to wait until a disaster to meet our neighbors. Offering or asking for help in an emergency is easier if you already know your neighbors. Start by introducing yourself to neighbors that you don’t know yet.
The CDC offers tips for being a good neighbor.