Dubuque Looking for Volunteer Snow Shovelers
Volunteers are needed for a new program in Dubuque that'll match people who can't shovel snow off their sidewalks with people who can. People who sign up with DBQ Shovel Crew will be paired with residents who are physically unable to do the work or can't afford to hire someone.
Sarah Berna, the AmeriCorps Coordinator for Volunteer Dubuque, says the city has been trying to find a way to make sure sidewalks are safe during the winter.
"You know we're all pedestrians at some point, whether it's kids going to school, or the mail people delivering something to us, or just getting down the street. And that safe, city sidewalk is something that everybody needs access to."
Soon after the program was announced last week (12/21), ten volunteers had signed up along with 20 residents asking for assistance.