I joined my local group a while back. I thought I'd watch it for a while and then put some of my junk on there. I think our group is being misused We're getting a lot of scam emails and people asking for free things.
Here's an email we got today.
"My parents just moved [here] and they have absolutely nothing. They need a couch, table, coffee table, end tables, lamps, fans, beds, headboards, microwave, decorations or knick knacks, anything that will
make a house a home. If you have some things you need to get rid of please let me know and they will pick it up anytime that is convenient for you."
I'm trying very hard to resist the temptation to email back and tell them to get their parents a job. I don't mind sharing my excess if I think someone could use it. Requests like this are overboard. It seems like our group in into scams and "give me's." Are the groups working in areas where everyone else is located?