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Seniors Need Help Shoveling Their Sidewalk After Snow, And My Block, My Hood, My City Is Looking For Volunteers

The group is looking for volunteers who can clear sidewalks around the city to help seniors.

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 senior’s sidewalks Tuesday.

The city got hit with its first big storm of the season Monday night and Tuesday morning.

People who want to help seniors can sign up with the organization online. My Block, My Hood, My City will send them information Tuesday morning about the homes of one or two seniors who need help with shoveling, according to an email newsletter from the group.

Once participants get that information, they will go to those homes and shovel the sidewalks.

People without shovels, or those who want to volunteer with family and friends, can help clear snow from several blocks in Woodlawn. Volunteers will meet noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at 6400 S. Vernon Ave.

Registration for both forms of volunteering is available online.

My Block, My Hood, My City routinely recruits volunteers to help seniors clear their sidewalks during the winter.