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Friday November 21st, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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The first snowfall of the season has already made an appearance, and there is more to come, that that is why the Essex Community Services is calling for volunteers to join the Essex Snow Patrol.

Snow and ice are potential hazards to everyone, but they pose special problems for people with limited mobility. When snow accumulates on sidewalks, driveways and paths, seniors and persons with physical disabilities often encounter problems getting in and out of their homes.

That’s why Essex Community Services would like to generate interest in launching the Snow Patrol Program, a pilot project that will match volunteers with eligible seniors and people with physical disabilities.

This programs operation is dependent on participation, snow removal volunteers are needed in all parts of the Town of Essex.

“This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in our community,” says ECS Executive Director Kelly Stack. “It is also an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for high school students and gain volunteer experience and letters of recommendation for college or university students.”

If you would like to volunteer as a member of the Essex Snow Patrol, contact Essex Community Services at 519-776-4231 for more information.

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