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Effort to aid seniors, disabled with snow removal needs help

January 3, 2014

PAWTUCKET — After the plowing of the streets comes the shoveling of the sidewalks. Yet, for many senior or disabled citizens, clearing snow off the sidewalks is difficult or impossible. That's where the city’s volunteer snow shoveling program digs in to help out.

Started three years ago by Mayor Donald Grebien, the program matches volunteers, willing to shovel sidewalks free of charge, with a senior or disabled person living in their neighborhood who is unable to do this task. Most of the volunteers are students from the city’s public, private and parochial middle schools and high schools who agree to take on the shoveling as needed for the entire winter season.

Full story appears on Page 1 of Saturday's Times.


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