It’s just starting to feel like fall, but winter will be here before we know it. If you’re a senior or disabled, you may be worrying already about what to do when the snow comes.
The Department of Transportation is coming to the rescue once again. They are launching its Youth Snow Program again this year to benefit senior citizens and the disabled with removing snow from their public right-of-ways in city communities.
This new initiative will link student workers between the ages of 14-21 with senior citizens who need assistance in clearing snow from their public sidewalks. City residents who are 65 and older and incapable of removing snow on their own, or are legally disabled are eligible for the program.
Residents enrolled in the program will be matched with a city student who will shovel their public right-of-ways after a snow storm when schools are either cancelled or closed. Residents will get their public sidewalks cleared and students will receive a stipend for their work.
Residents and students who are interested in this program must register before October 31, 2016 in order to be considered. Applications for both seniors and students can be obtained online here or by calling 311. Student workers may also email Jobs.firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms will NOT be accepted after the October 31st deadline.