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Volunteers Needed To Shovel Elderly People’s Homes During Snowy Weekend, My Block, My Hood, My City Says

Up to 14 inches of snow could hit Chicago this weekend, and My Block, My Hood, My City wants to help people in need.

Jahmal Cole, founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, has coordinated team of volunteers to help Chicagoans shovel snow.
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CHICAGO — My Block, My Hood, My City needs volunteers to help shovel the homes of those in need as the city prepares for weekend snowstorms.

Up to 14 inches of snow could blanket the city during storms that start Friday night and Saturday night. To help those who would struggle to shovel the snow themselves, My Block, My Hood, My City — an organization that serves communities on the South and West sides — is organizing volunteers to head out and shovel.

Participants will meet up to get supplies and the addresses of homes that need help and then will head to those homes to shovel. The group has shovels, salt and gloves for attendees but also asked people to bring what they can.

“Thank you all,” the group wrote on a Facebook event page. “Your support means an easier, stress-free winter season for a lot of our senior citizens.”

Participants will receive free My Block, My Hood, My City hats. Those interested in volunteering can RSVP online and can text “Shovel” to 55222 for more information.

Volunteers will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the 79th Street Red Line Station, 15 W. 79th St.

Those who want to help can also donate online.

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