Windsor puts out call for Snow Angels

Snow falls in Olde Walkerville, Windsor, on December 24, 2017. Photo by Mark Brown/WindsorNewsToday.ca

It’s getting close to that time of year.

The City of Windsor has put out the call for volunteers to act as Snow Angels for the coming winter months. Snow Angels are people who shovel sidewalks and driveways for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

“Clearing sidewalks is important because a blocked pathway is a potential hazard to those with limited mobility, and snow and ice also make it difficult for service providers like police, fire and ambulance; mail carriers, and meter readers to do their jobs safely and efficiently,” read a release from the city.

Though a lot of measurable snow has not fallen on the region yet, the City is asking volunteers to sign up early, so program coordinators can start putting things together before the snow begins to fly. The goal is to match volunteers with people living in their immediate neighbourhoods.

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. The Snow Angels program is also a great way for students to work toward their 40-hour community service requirement.

All registered volunteers will be entered into a draw to win a tablet, or one of two $50 Rec Express Cards.

Anyone interested in signing up should call 311 or visit the Snow Angels page on theĀ City’s official website.