Snow Angels shovelling for seniors
By Jennifer Stahn
The Snow Angels program pairs up volunteers with seniors needing help clearing snow in the winter.
Image Credit: City of Kamloops
November 26, 2014 - 7:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - A program aimed at helping seniors with snow removal is in desperate need of volunteers after the heavy snow that fell on the city Wednesday.
Rachel Verity with OnCore Central Services says they have been inundated with calls from seniors looking for help today.
“We’ve had quite the flow of calls today,” Verity says. “We are in desperate need of volunteers. We need about 70 volunteers… all over the city.”
The neighbourhood-based program offers snow clearing services to seniors and residents with limited mobility. Volunteers clear paths, stairs, sidewalks and driveways and in turn get a free pizza from Domino’s Pizza every time they volunteer.
Verity notes volunteers are needed across Kamloops, though Westsyde, Brock and North Shore have the highest need. They have had requests from seniors in Juniper and Monte Creek as well, but have been able to find volunteers in those areas.
“It’s great for students at TRU, and high school students for volunteer hours,” she says.
This is the third year OnCore has run the program, though it was run previously through Volunteer Kamloops.
Seniors or people with limited mobility looking to register for snow clearing can call the centre at 250-828-0600. Volunteers are asked to call Verity at 250-828-0600, extension 208 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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