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By Erin Schoenberg
Senior development associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Strong communities are rooted in individual actions


October 28, 2021

The true spirit of hard work and helping others is demonstrated on a daily basis in rural communities.

However, those attributes weren't developed overnight and need to be nurtured for a strong sense of community to continue. Individual actions for the greater good can start with each of us.

From volunteering for a local organization or event and working with local leaders on an issue, to running for public office, rural residents can make an impact in many ways. It can be as simple, yet meaningful, as welcoming new residents, attending school and town meetings and voting in local election...

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