Monday, January 4, 2010

Snowshovel Patrol

Our wonderful crossing guard at Foster Elementary, Larry, tipped me off this morning to the Snowshovel Patrol, a joint venture between the municipality and the school district wherein students needing community service credits (to qualify for National Honor Society, etc.) will come and shovel the walk for elderly or disabled citizens within 24 hours of a snowfall.  The service is free of charge.  I immediately informed my neighbor across the street, a senior no longer able to shovel her lengthy walk and who is already paying a snow removal service that is irregular at best!  Suffice it to say she was pleased to receive the news.

Requests for the Snowshovel Patrol should be submitted via email to Judith Kolko at jkolko at mtlsd dot net.  It's my understanding that there is a backlog of requests so you may need to be patient.  Then, you could always resort to plan B:  enlist a middle- or high-school student in your neighborhood to shovel your walk for five, ten, twenty dollars.  If our street is any indication, these kids are looking for work!

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