Our 40th Ward Alderman Andre Vasquez is looking for volunteers to assist neighbors with snow shoveling this winter. This is a wonderful way to show Jesus love to our community. Please read part of his request below and consider if you are able to commit to this hands-on opportunity.
Winter is here!
A couple of weeks ago, we saw our ward’s first substantial snowfall. The morning after, I joined a small team of dedicated volunteers in slinging snow shovels over our shoulders, as we headed out to clear snow from sidewalks for neighbors in need.
These volunteers are part of our ‘Snow Shovel Squad,’ a volunteer program where volunteers shovel sidewalks for neighbors who are unable to do this on their own.
The 40th Ward office dispatches volunteers when:
• Snowfall accumulates to 2 inches or more, or
• When conditions are particularly treacherous.
(Please note that this service is only available to 40th Ward Residents.)
We also need more volunteers for this program! Consider signing up to help your neighbor, here.
We’re particularly looking for folks who can commit to shovel one house all season. If you can’t commit, but you can flexibly volunteer through the season, that’s great! Even if you can only volunteer once, all help is a huge help.
A big thank you to all our neighbors who have already signed up to volunteer. Shoveling snow from sidewalks takes a huge burden off our neighbors, and keeps conditions safe for our travelers, people with disabilities, seniors and children.
Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward Alderman