Throughout our lives, from childhood to adulthood, community is an essential part of everyday existence. Sometimes we don’t see or fully understand it’s impact, and sometimes we may think it is irrelevant. But in rural towns and inner cities, community is vital in ways we can’t imagine. No matter where you grew up, it is almost certain that, in some way, the community of friends and family around you contributed positively to your formative years. This is why it is so important to return these favors, and to give back.