Snow Angels registration is now open! The City of Pittsburgh’s Snow Angels Program pairs older residents and residents with disabilities with nearby neighbors who volunteer to assist them with snow removal on their sidewalks and walkways. Along with fostering stronger community relationships and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snowfall or freeze, Snow Angels make our sidewalks safer for those who are outside during the winter weather – like postal carriers, firefighters, and other neighbors.
In order to request help from a Snow Angel, applicants must:
- Be at least 60 years old or have a physical disability
- Live within City of Pittsburgh limits
- Lack other resources (financial or family/friends nearby) to assist with snow removal
Community-based organizations are encouraged to assist with volunteer recruitment in their communities by having volunteers mention the organization’s name when they register. The organization that recruits the most volunteers will win the 2019-2020 Golden Shovel award!
Volunteers and neighbors in need can register for the program online at https://pittsburghpa.gov/snowangels/ or by calling the City’s 311 Response Center. If you need help registering, you can contact Councilwoman Gross’ Office at 412-255-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to find out more about how to help with volunteer recruitment, contact the Snow Angels Program at email@example.com or 412-255-0846