When we hear of a plant closing we all shake our heads and repeat the story one or two times. When Caterpillar laid off people recently that generated conversation in many circles. But then we go the next bad news and those folks are off our radar screen. But this article about a factory closing in Latrobe, PA, brings it all back home. The shut down is just the beginning of the problem for most folks. In this particular case only about 15% of the hourly workers have full-time work a year later. Of course we see the fallout of this in our communities with the shortage of food and the increased applications for unemployment benefits. It is time for communities, corporations, and organizations to be creative. That is just what Dominion Virginia Power has done with their Third Party notification program. This allows customers to designate a relative, clergy person, or agency to receive notice if their power is in jeopardy because of non-payment. While this is not the same as a reprieve, it is a good idea particularly with elderly people.