Ready. Set. Shovel! Become a Snow Angel

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We met Ed as he was graciously clearing snow from all of the 4200 block of Main Street

 

More Snow is on the Way & Your Neighbors Need Help

The Pittsburgh Snow Angels program matches neighbors to shovel the walks of those who are unable to do it on their own.

A shoveled sidewalk can be the difference between whether or not someone has access to essential services such as home-delivered meals and medications during the winter months.

Furthermore, about 11% of Pittsburgh workers walk to work according to Census data. So unshoveled sidewalks create a significant commute hazard to more than 1 in every 10 Pittsburgh workers.
 

How You Can Help

Sign up to be a Snow Angel with Pittsburgh’s Snow Angels program. Neighborhoods including Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Highland Park, Allentown have been designated as areas of critical need.

After signing up and completing a very short online training, within a couple of days the program will match you with a neighbor who has requested assistance.

It’s pedestrian/biker-friendly! The program asks the person receiving the help to provide the snow shovel, broom, and/or salt for the volunteer – no need to pull a snowshovel behind your Schwinn.

If you believe that walkability is important, the Snow Angels is an ideal volunteer opportunity for you. This is your chance to be a part of making Pittsburgh a more safe, walkable place this winter and to assist someone in your neighborhood.

Don’t wait. Sign up now!


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