The City of Delta is looking for a few angels to show some neighbourly love and help shovel snow this winter.
The Snow Angels program matches volunteers with Delta residents who are unable to shovel snow from their sidewalks and footpaths. During periods of heavy snowfall (5 cm or more), Snow Angels are automatically dispatched throughout the community to residents who request assistance to clear these areas.
The Snow Angels program has quickly become a mainstay initiative during Delta's unpredictable winters, and provides able-bodied individuals an opportunity to give back to their community.
“The Snow Angels program exemplifies our connection to our community and our commitment to each other,” said former mayor Lois Jackson in a news release. “Each of our volunteers are instrumental in providing for those who experience difficulties once the weather turns, which is truly a rewarding experience.”
To become a Snow Angel, volunteers must be at least 13 years old and own a snow shovel. Community groups are encouraged to register together.
Delta has several information sessions planned to give residents more information about the program.
In South Delta, sessions will be held on Thursdays, Nov. 15 and 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the upper concourse meeting room at the Ladner Leisure Centre.
Call 604-946-1411 to sign up in South Delta or 604-594-2717 to sign up in North Delta.