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Richmond again seeking Snow Angels

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 1:02 PST, Wed November 17, 2021

The winter season is quickly approaching and the City of Richmond is again asking volunteers to sign up to be a Snow Angel to help clear snow and ice from around the homes of residents who are elderly, ill or have mobility concerns. Families, students and businesses are also encouraged to enrol as volunteers during snowy weather.

“The Snow Angels program exemplifies the importance of community connection,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “This program has been giving volunteers an opportunity to make a difference in their neighbourhood for years with this vital service that helps to ensure that Richmond residents remain safe and active throughout the winter season.”

This volunteer-driven program kicks in depending on the severity of a storm and the priority needs of callers. When there is an accumulation of three or more centimetres of snow in Richmond, the Snow Angels program is activated. Although assistance cannot always be guaranteed, participating volunteers make every effort to help all qualified residents.

To learn more about being a Snow Angel volunteer or to register, visit http://icanhelp.richmond.ca, call 604-247-4453 or e-mail parksprograms@richmond.ca. Volunteers can select the geographic community to serve including their own neighbourhoods or any location citywide.

For those that need the services of the Snow Angels program, the city is requesting residents apply by Dec. 6. Applications received after that date will be added to a waitlist. To apply, contact the Snow Angels coordinator at 604-247-4453.

For more information on other snow removal services, to volunteer for the Snow Angels program and for other winter preparedness information, visit www.richmond.ca/winter.

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