A favorite phrase of President George H.W. Bush has been floating around my head. The “thousand points of light” campaign had its critics, but it’s alive and contagious in this neighborhood. Here on the Hill there are folks who can volunteer a lot, others who volunteer a few times a year, some who make sizable donations and still more who give pocket change to local causes. It all makes a difference.
So….winter snow days are a tremendous way to help your neighbors and ensure pedestrian safety in the neighborhood. We can work on the neighborhood level to help out with #WinterReadyDC. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s DC Volunteer Snow Program matches volunteers with seniors and residents with access and functional needs for snow removal services in the aftermath of a winter event. Get paired up with a neighbor in need, get your shovel and get proverbial “gold stars” for lending a hand.
You can become a snow hero (yes, it’s a thing!) by registering at SNOWTEAM.DC.GOV. If you are a returning Snow Team Volunteer, be sure to click on the “Returning Volunteer Orientation” video to view how to access your requester from the previous winter. If you are a new Snow Team Volunteer, be sure to click on the “New Volunteer Orientation” video.
We can all do things to ensure the neighborly feeling of our community. Neighbors helping neighbors creates a safer, stronger DC.