Snow Buddies started in 2014 and has helped countless residents ensure they can safely use sidewalks throughout the winter months.
BRANT COUNTY - The County of Brant is looking for snow buddies to help out seniors this winter.
Recreation Coordinator Sarah Dredge says the program matches buddies with seniors and other citizens who need help with snow removal.
“The Snow Buddies program is offered throughout all our communities in the County of Brant. Volunteers sign up to be paired with a resident in the area. The County will match each Snow Buddy to a local resident and then allow the resident to reach out to their Buddy directly for assistance during the winter months.”
The program started in 2014 and has helped countless residents ensure they can safely use sidewalks throughout the winter months. Dredge says this year, the need for assistance is at an all time high due to COVID-19 and the increase of home deliveries.
“During the pandemic, residents are encouraged to stay home. Many of the senior residents are working with home healthcare workers and have groceries, meals, medications and other essential items delivered directly to their homes. We need to make sure they can receive these necessities without limitation and with safety as our top priority. This service is only available if youth offer their time to help those in need. This is an excellent way for youth to give back to their community and get some job experience or volunteer hours, fresh air and exercise.”
If you are interested in being a Snow Buddy, please visit www.brant.ca/SnowBuddies and fill out the Snow Buddy Online Registration Form.
For residents in the County of Brant who requires assistance with snow shoveling, visit www.brant.ca/SnowBuddies and fill out the Adult/Senior online registration form.