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City offers Neighbors Helping Neighbors Snow Angels Program

December 20, 2010

In anticipation of the season's inclement weather, Hagerstown is again offering the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Snow Angels Program for eligible residents.

The program is designed to assist homeowners in maintaining clear public walkways as required by the City Code.

Under the program, the city arranges for the exchange of contact information, matching volunteers with individuals who need of help in keeping their sidewalks clear.

The Snow Angels program is designed to aid city homeowners who have no resources available to them to keep sidewalks open after a snowfall.

To be considered eligible, program participants must:

  • Be the property owner of a home within the city limits.
  • Live in the residence at which assistance is needed.
  • Have a physical or medical condition that prohibits activity such as shoveling snow.
  • Be financially unable to pay for snow-removal assistance.
  • Have no additional resources to assist them, such as family, neighbors, friends or social institutions.

Volunteer shovelers will be matched with eligible participants on a first-come, first-served basis and will continue to be matched as long as there are available volunteers, city officials said in a news release.

Officials ask that people interested in volunteering contact the city as soon as possible so that they can be matched before a major snowfall. 

Anyone interested in volunteering or requesting to be matched with a volunteer may call 301-739-8577, ext. 183, or e-mail jkram@hagerstownmd.org.

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