Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays is looking for some volunteers for Cranbrook’s Snow Angels program.
Volunteers wit the program help residents unable to shovel snow in their driveways and walkways.
Volunteer Services Manager Charlene Turner says many residents in the Key City are on a waiting list for volunteers to help out.
“Its definitely benefiting all the residents that are unable to clear their own snow,” Turner says. “A lot of them are getting home support, home dinners, so they have a lot of people coming to their home even if they are not able to leave their home because of mobility issues and health issues.”
Turner says helping this program keeps residents with disabilities and support workers safe.
“They still have people coming to their homes and they need their sidewalks and driveways to be clear so that its safe for everybody,” Turner says.
Volunteers will have to complete an application and criminal records check before shoveling driveways in their neighbourhood. They also must be 14 years of age or older to volunteer for the program.
Anyone who would like to sign up or volunteer for the service can call Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays at 250-426-5222
– Charlene Turner, Volunteer Services Manager – Canadian Mental Health Association Kootenays