With winter weather on its way, the Public Works and Utilities Department reminds residents that volunteers are needed to shovel snow for those who are unable to clear their sidewalks and driveways. The Public Works and Utilities Department's Snow Angels program links volunteers willing to shovel snow with residents who need the service. Individuals or organization wishing to volunteer for snow removal as part of the program may sign up online at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).
In addition to 51 individuals and one business, three churches have signed up to participate - St. Luke United Methodist Church, South Gate United Methodist Church and Crossbridge Christian Church. Scott Opfer, Street and Traffic Operations Manager, urged individuals and organizations to sign up before it snows so the service is available when it is needed. He said the program helped with snow removal at about 500 locations across the City, and many requested assistance due to health problems.
Those who need the help can find volunteers near their home online or by calling the Snow Center 402-441-7644 during regular business hours. Due to limited staffing, those needing assistance are asked to wait until after it has snowed to call the Snow Center for assistance.
Aging Partners has a separate snow removal program for low-income seniors who live in their homes, have no family or neighbors who can help with snow removal, and are physically unable to do snow removal for themselves. To determine if a senior is eligible, call Aging Partners Handyman Program at 402-441-7030 or 7031.