Posted By: Kayla Bremer
Dozens of volunteers were out Friday to help Lincoln residents dig out of the snow.
It's through a City of Lincoln program called Snow Angels. Nearly one hundred volunteers have been out helping shovel driveways and sidewalks for people who are unable to do it themselves.
Shovels and snow blowers have been hitting the pavement all night and day as people dig out from the nearly 6 inches of snow that fell in Lincoln. But there are some who may not be able to do it themselves. A program called Snow Angels links volunteers who are willing to shovel snow with the residents who need the service.
"I think it's wonderful. I just never ever thought, you know that anybody ever did anything like that. You know until I got like this and then I thought, what I am I going to do?" resident Coletta Garvis said.
Coletta says her husband used to scoop the snow before he passed away, and now she's unable to do it herself. She called the Snow Angels Snow Center, and within the hour, two people were there shoveling her driveway.
Snow Angels is made up of individuals and organizations who sign up to be part of the program.
Two volunteers who work for Beehive Industries say a group of about 15 to 20 people from their company have been working to remove snow all morning.
Mrs. Garvis's driveway was their tenth call of the day.
"Everybody that we've been to, that we've talked to has just been very nice. Said you know, 'thanks. Appreciate it.' Yeah, very appreciative," Snow Angel Mike Schwab said.
With another round of snow forecasted for Sunday night and Monday morning, Schwab says his group of volunteers will be ready to help with Snow Angels again.
"You know, as long as we keep getting snow, we'll be out here working for it."
The city is still looking for more volunteers to help with snow removal. You can sign up by logging onto:
www.lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow)
If you need help, you can call 402-441–7644.
Aging Partners also has a program to provide snow removal for low-income elders. Funds from the Lincoln Cares donation program are used to pay the workers through the Aging Partners Home Handyman Program. For more information, visit aging.lincoln.ne.gov (click on "housing") or call 402-441-7030.